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.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Union Traction Company

Coffeyville, Kansas, was a regional traction hub in 1908 as can be seen in this card. The Union Traction Company, formed in 1904, made its first run into Independence, Kansas, in 1908, shortly before this card was published. The line was eventually extended from Parsons, Kansas, through Coffeyville, and south to Nowata, Oklahoma. All electric operations ended in 1947 when buses took over the routes. Note the good looking building with awnings in the back, and the stone block street. For more information on the Union Traction Company, click Here.

This is very likely the Boston & Maine's bridge over the Connecticut River.

This card is of the NYNH&H East Side Railroad Tunnel in Providence, RI. Originally constructed to serve Bristol RI and Fall River MA with electric passenger equipment, it opened in 1908 and this card was published a few years later. The tunnel is over 5000 feet long, saw active service until 1981, and was sealed off in 1993.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The Central Railroad of New Jersey fed trains via The Baltimore & Ohio to Chicago and other points from its terminal in Jersey City, New Jersey.