Chicago and Alton Railway Memorabilia Value Guide
The Chicago and Alton Railway started operations in 1900 and stopped service in 1906 for a total period of operations of 6 years.
Railroads like Chicago and Alton Railway that were started after 1900 will not have as many valuable collectibles or antiques as older lines. Railroads from this period tend to have more items left so collectors have a much easier time finding items like passes, timetables, and manuals. The types of items that will be valuable are typically unique or significant items like builder's plates, daters, sealers, signs, and rarer lanterns.
Chicago and Alton Railway only operated in 1 state which is indicative of smaller lines, or in some cases lines in larger states. Many one state railroads are short line railroads that didn't have large areas of coverage or large promotional budgets so items from them are likely to be somewhat rare and could be worth more if the railroad didn't exist for long or if it didn't produce many collectible items.
Chicago and Alton Railway Operated Routes in the Following States: Illinois