Welcome to Vintage Railroad Postcards!

Thank you for stopping by! This is the blog for the Russell P. Panecki Collection of vintage railroad-related postcards. The entire collection consists of nearly one thousand so far with images dating from circa 1904 to the 1950s. To leave a comment, ask a question, to contribute or correct historical information, a comment box is located to the left for your convenience.

Beginning in October, 2015, the blog was redesigned to include an index of individual postcards, both listed in alphabetical order and by categories. Each page, including this homepage, has the index located in the lower portion of the page. In addition to the index, posts were updated with historical information, new postcards added from storage files, while some posts were completely rewritten or edited for corrections. Three articles have been added and are worth reading. They include how vintage postcards were made, the history of Pennsylvania Station, and the history of Grand Central Terminal.

My apologies, but the postcards in my collection and on this blog are not available for sale, copying, or for contribution to projects. Please keep in mind that I reserve all rights to the images and content of this blog.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The Lackawanna Limited

Passenger service between New York via Hoboken, NJ, Scranton, PA, and Buffalo, NY was aptly handled by the DL&W, 'The Road of Anthracite'. This 'hard coal carrier' provided first-rate accommodations in the cars of 'The Lackawanna Limited' which went on to become 'The Phoebe Snow' in 1949. In these circa 1915 and 1920 cards, we see DL&W's Train #1 pulled by two kinds of motive power while dining car porters stand ready to show us to our table. In the first postcard, note the lower quadrant semaphore.



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