|Title||Stock certificate: New York & Jersey Railroad Co., N.Y.; unissued common stock, ca. 1902|
|Object Name||Certificate, Stock|
|Collection||Hoboken Railroad Collection|
|Credit||Gift of Craig Scott.|
|Scope & Content||
Stock certificate: New York and Jersey Railroad Company, New York; unissued common stock stock. Circa 1902. Certificate number B697.
Engraved paper printed in vermillion and black with blue press numbered certificate number, 7-1/16" high x 10-3/4" wide. No stub end.
Although it was a New York company, it had a significant presence in Hoboken through the construction of the Hudson & Manhattan Railroad. See notes.
Shares were $100 each. Registered with New York Security Trust Company.
See 2010.074.0003 for a copy of a preferred stock certificate which is similar, but printed in a green color; a different registration bank and it was issued.
William Gibbs McAdoo was a lawyer who was the primary developer and leader of the companies that built the Hudson and Manhattan Railroad. This company was formed by him in February 1902 (it was for the purpose of finishing "The Tubes" (started in 1874) which became known as the 'McAdoo Tunnels.') It is one of three companies that were merged to become the Hudson & Manhattan Railroad.
The company's name is sometimes stated with "New Jersey" in it, but that name is not original. And other references have been seen to it or a related entity as "New York and Jersey Tunnel Co."
McAdoo, William Gibbs
|Year Range from||1902|
|Year Range to||1902|
New York & Jersey Railroad Co.
Hudson & Manhattan Railroad
Business & Commerce