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.

Monday, May 30, 2011

The 'Good Fairy' Train

This is a circa 1910 view from my small collection of postcards showing the Overland Limited arriving in Reno, NV. Now that the rain has stopped, even the station's mascot has come out to greet the train! Not all postcards were addressed, stamped, and mailed, but were sometimes placed in evelopes along with letters such being the case with this one. A poignant message on the reverse reads, 'This is our good fairy who brings all good things at all times of the year and who will carry these cards to you with my best wishes for your success and happiness.'

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