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Scrip - St Kilda & Brighton Railway Co, Issued Victoria, Australia, 1859 Document Reg. No: NU 44737

Summary:
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.
Description:
Certificate. Rare with elaborate company heading and red company seal.
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 150.0 mm (Height), 262.0 mm (Width)

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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]
Shape: Rectangle
Date Issued: St Kilda & Brighton Railway Co, St Kilda, Victoria, Australia, 1857
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], L. Harrigan, The Victorian Railways to '62, Victorian Railways (VR) Public Relations & Betterment Board, Melbourne, 1962

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