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.

Each page, including this homepage, has an 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.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

The Panama Limited

The cross-country 'Panama Limited' was an all-pullman luxury train operated by the Illinois Central Railroad between Chicago and New Orleans. Inaugurated in 1911, the "Panama Limited" enabled passengers to depart from Chicago, travel in comfort and style to New Orleans, Louisiana and transfer for further passage on-board a ship for Panama. After the Panama Canal opened, passengers could embark a ship through to California or across the Pacific. Here, in these official railroad-issued period postcards, we see the famous train's interior, observation car, the train at speed, and the four track approach into Chicago that "help keep the 'Panama Limited' on time." For more information on the 'Panama Limited', click Here.


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