Beautifully engraved certificate from the Washington Railway and Electric Company
issued in 1905. This historic document was printed by the Western Banknote Company and has an ornate border around it with a vignette of a railway car with the company name on the side and front, with the nation's Capitol in the backgounnd. This item is hand signed by the Company's President and Secretary and is over 96 years old.
Washington Railway and Electric Company had interests in the following companies: Potomac Electric Power Company City and Suburban Railway 1898 Columbia Railway 1870 Brightwood Railway 1888 Metropolitian Railroad 1864 Washington Traction and Electric Company 1899 Georgetown and Tennallytown Railway 1888 Washington and Rockville Railroad 1897 Anacostia and Rotomac River Railroad 1872 Washington and Glen Echo Railroad formerly Glen Echo Railroad (1889) 1896 Washington and Great Falls Electric Railway formerly the West Washington & Great Falls Electric Railway (1892) 1895 City and Suburban Railway included these companies: Eckington & Soldiers Home Railroad 1888 Maryland & Washington Railway 1892 Maryland Traction Company formerly the Columbia and Maryland Railway (1892) 1898 Washington, Berwyn & Laurel Electric Railway 1910 Metropolitian Railway included these companies: Union Railway 1872 Connecticut Avenue and Park Railway 1868 Boundry and Silver Spring Railway 1872 Washington & Rockville Railroad Included these companies: Tennallytown and Rockville Railroad 1890 Washington Interurban Railroad was the Washington Interurban Railway (1912) which was the Washington, Spa Spring and Gretta Railroad (1905) 1916 Washington, Wayside and Forest Glen Railway and Power Company 1905 (?) Anacostia and Potomac River Railroad included these companies: Capital Railway 1895 Belt Railway formerly Capitol, North O Street and South Washington Railway (1875) 1893