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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 with more to come every month 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 17, 2015

Argentine Central Railway

These two circa 1906 postcards shows tourists climbing to the summit of Mt. McClellan and riding high in the mountains in Colorado. The Argentine Central Railway used switchbacks and Shay geared locomotives to reach the summits. Passengers were treated to rides in vintage arch-roofed Colorado & Southern Railroad coaches. The Argentine Central was a short Colorado narrow gauge railroad that ran from Silver Plume to Waldorf, connecting with the Colorado & Southern at Silver Plume. In addition to tourist runs, it served the silver mines of the region, and was finally abandoned in 1918. For more information on the Argentine Central, click Here.









1 comment:

Anonymous said...

We biked down the original roadbed all the way into Silver Plume. Most of it is ridable. Some of the switchbacks are of the backdown type. Curious mountain goats gathered around our bikes on top while we ate lunch. Great views of Grays Peak.