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 17, 2015

Woodsfield, Ohio

This 1910 view shows the crowded area surrounding this classic wood depot on the Ohio River & Western Railroad, Ohio's longest lasting narrow gauge operation. The OR&W connected Zanesville with Bellaire on the Ohio River, across from Wheeling, West Virginia. Construction on this line began in 1877 and the road lasted until 1931. For more information on the OR&W, click Here.


Cheryl Morris said...

My Great Grandpa was the conductor of the O R & W for 40 years.... Alma Morris.

Leslie Lim said...

Now this is the kinda of stuff i like to read about thanks for brightening my day


Unknown said...

You can find a LOT more RR photos & history on these two FB groups: