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Scrip - St Kilda & Brighton Railway Co, Issued Victoria, Australia, 1859 Reg. No: NU 44737
- Share scrip for the St Kilda & Brighton Railway Company, 1859, £135,000 capital in 5400 sharers of £25 each.
The St Kilda & Brighton Railway Co. was formed in June 1857, with plans to build a much lower cost railway to Brighton from the St Kilda terminus of the Melbourne & Hobsons Bay Railway Company. The line which crossed St Kilda Road on a long timber viaduct, opened on 19 December 1859, using borrowed locomotives and rollingstock. It failed to make a profit, with operations being taken over by the Melbourne & Suburban Railway Co. in May 1862, and the assets being purchased by the Melbourne & Hobsons Bay United Railway Co. in September 1865.
- Certificate. Rare with elaborate company heading and red company seal.
|Dimensions:||150.0 mm (Height), 262.0 mm (Width)|
|Tagged with:||rail transport, railways, share certificates, shares|
|Themes this item is part of:||Transport Collection|
|Primary Classification:||RAIL TRANSPORT|
|Secondary Classification:||Railway Infrastructure - Permanent Way|
|Tertiary Classification:||share scrip|
|Inscriptions:||Printed on front: "ST KILDA & BRIGHTON RAILWAY COMPANY / INCORPORATED BY ACT OF PARLIAMENT / 24 NOVEMBER, 1857 / CAPTIAL 135.000 IN 5.400 SHARES OF $25 EACH / [extended text will need to be transcribed]|
|Date Issued:||St Kilda & Brighton Railway Co, St Kilda, Victoria, Australia, 1857|