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.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Florence & Cripple Creek Railroad

The Florence  and Cripple Creek Railroad was a narrow gauge operation that served the Victor and Cripple Creek mining districts of Colorado. It's not known for sure how many cards were published in this F&CC series, although at least two are known to exist. The cards are divided-back, post 1908 cards and were probably published either after merger (most likely) or just shortly before the road was merged in with others in the area 'in the early 1900s'.The numbers '1921.' and '1917.' have nothing to do with date the views were originally photographed because those dates would have been  after the road disappeared through merger. A guess would be they are general views showing Colorado scenery rather than views of the  railroad in particular. For more information on the F&CC, click Here.





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