Cincinnati, Indianapolis, St. Louis & Chicago Railway Co. Transferred to John Vanderbilt - Railroad Stock CertificateInv# AG2458 Stock
Stock transferred on back to John Vanderbilt, not signed. Only 1 Issued! More research necessary on John Vanderbilt. John Vanderbilt (January 28, 1819 – May 16, 1877) was an American lawyer and politician from New York. He was the son of John Vanderbilt (1794–1842) and Sarah Lott (1795–1859). He was baptised on February 21 at the Flatbush Reformed Dutch Church. He was First Judge of the Kings County Court from 1844 to 1847. On July 8, 1846, he married Gertrude Lott Lefferts (1824–1902), daughter of Congressman John Lefferts. He was a member of the New York State Senate (2nd D.) in 1852 and 1853. At the New York state election, 1856, he ran on the Democratic ticket for Lieutenant Governor of New York, but was defeated by Republican Henry R. Selden. In 1881, his widow published The Social History of Flatbush. Later HE. Read more at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Vanderbilt
The Cincinnati, Indianapolis, St. Louis and Chicago Railway (CISL&C) was a railroad in the United States. The CISL&C resulted from the 1880 corporate restructuring of the bankrupt Indianapolis, Cincinnati and Lafayette Railroad (IC&L). The CISL&C operated a railroad line from Cincinnati via Indianapolis to Lafayette, being the result of an 1867 merger of the Indianapolis and Cincinnati Railroad (I&C), the Lafayette and Indianapolis Railroad (L&I), and the Cincinnati and Indiana Railroad (C&I). The three predecessor companies had been founded in 1850, 1846, and 1861, respectively.
The CISL&C controlled and operated numerous subsidiary railway companies operating smaller branch lines. These included:
- Cincinnati, Lafayette and Chicago Railroad, which ran from Templeton, Indiana, to Kenkakee, Illinois. Most notably, through service (1872) with the Illinois Central Railroad via Kankakee, Illinois, eventually became the only Amtrak service that utilized Central Station in Chicago. (Amtrak moved to Union Station in 1972)
- Columbus, Hope and Greensburg Railroad from Columbus, Indiana, to Greensburg, Indiana
- Harrison Branch Railroad
In 1889, the railway merged with the Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati and Indianapolis Railway and the Indianapolis and St Louis Railway to form the Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railway, also known collectively as the Big Four. Read more at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cincinnati,_Indianapolis,_St._Louis_and_Chicago_Railway
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