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Yorks

(a Stock-Exchange term), the Great Northern Railway Ordinary Stock, the York line. Similarly, there are the Berwicks, the Brums, the Dovers, the Leeds, the Pots or Potteries, the Singapores, and so on. (See Stock-Exchange Slang.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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