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Title Stock certificate: New York & Jersey Railroad Co., N.Y.; unissued common stock, ca. 1902
Object Name Certificate, Stock
Catalog Number 2010.074.0004
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.
Notes 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."
People McAdoo, William Gibbs
Date 1902-1902
Year Range from 1902
Year Range to 1902
Search Terms New York & Jersey Railroad Co.
Hudson & Manhattan Railroad
Caption front
Imagefile 078\20100740004.TIF
Classification Financial
Business & Commerce
Railroads
Transportation
Engineering
Electricity