DILLON, SIDNEY
One of America's premier railroad builders, Dillon began his career in the industry working as a water boy on the Mohawk and Hudson, one of America's earliest railroads. He was actively involved in the construction of numerous roads, his largest being the Union Pacific, with which he became actively involved in 1865 through a stock purchased in the Credit Mobilier. As one of the principal contractors for the Union Pacific, Dillon's vast experience in the construction of railroads proved invaluable. He took part in the laying of the last rail in 1869 receiving one of the ceremonial silver spikes used to complete the project. Following 1870, Dillon was primarily known as a financier, becoming involved with Jay Gould in numerous ventures as well as serving on the board of directors of the Western Union Telegraph Co.

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Bozeman Coal Co. Stock Issued To And Signed On Verso By Sidney Dillon

 DILLON, SIDNEY
1884, Montana Territory. Stock certificate for 900 shares. Black. Issued to and signed on verso by Sidney Dillon (1812 - 1892) One of America's premier railroad builders. Light glue residue at stub, fine. Punch cancellations not affecting Dillon's bold signature.
Catalog: # SB-4203
State: Montana
Topic: Famous People on Stocks and Bonds
Price: $250.00

Chicago & Canada Southern Railway Co. Signed Twice By Sidney Dillon

 DILLON, SIDNEY
1873, Illinois. Stock certificate for 600 shares. Green/Black. Engraved vignette of a steam locomotive. Signed on the stub and as president by Sidney Dillon (1812 - 1892) One of America's premier railroad builders. Small edge chink in upper right corner. Four tears along top margin from brittle paper. Very Good. Hole punch cancellations not affecting either signature.
Catalog: # SB-4208
State: Illinois
Topic: Famous People on Stocks and Bonds
Price: $225.00