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.

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Saturday, October 24, 2015

Washington, D.C. Union Station

The Washington, D.C. Union Station was just as impressive and busy as well. These early postcards give us an idea of just what world-class railroad architectural grandeur meant. Operated jointly by the Baltimore & Ohio and the Pennsylvania railroads, the first train arrived in 1907. Among the many  amenities of the beautiful new building was a mortuary. Still standing proudly after several restoration projects, it is one of the busiest stations in the country. For more information on the Washington D.C. Union Station, click Here.


                                    





2 comments:

Ted QG48 said...

Russ, I often wondered why almost every train station is named "Union" That dining room was just great in the DC station. Reminds me of the Famous Edwardin dining room at the Plaza Hotel
in NYC. But a smaller version of it'....

Russ Panecki said...

Hey, Ted...

The term 'Union" refers to a station or terminal that was built, owned, and managed by several railroads that used the facility to service their respective connecting lines.

Russ