Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railway Memorabilia Value Guide
The Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railway started operations in 1901 and stopped service in 1907 for a total period of operations of 6 years.
Railroads like Chicago, Burlington and Quincy 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.
Only the largest railroads like the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railway operated in over 10 states, these are the most famous and well known lines that served the US market and they ran famous routes and had iconic locomotive designs in many cases. Items from these lines can range from very common for promotional items that were given away to the average passenger to exceedingly rare items like a Number Plate off of a famous locomotive. Railroads like Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railway have a strong group of collectors interested in good items, especially in areas where the line ran originally, but with the internet folks from all over have also become more any more able to find items from railroads that aren't near them, this has driven up values on the most desirable items and made it easier to find common items which are even easier and cheaper to obtain than ever before.
Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railway Operated Routes in the Following States: Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Wyoming