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

Deadwood Central Railroad

This terrific view was taken on the Deadwood Central Railroad that operated in the Ruby Basin mining district in South Dakota. A portion of the road was dual gauge, however it wasn't between Lead and Deadwood. This portion was, interestingly enough, electrified while the section from Deadwood, Pluma, and Kirk were dual gauge. Owned by the CB&Q, the Deadwood Central was abandoned in 1924. I believe the locomotives used were 2-8-0s with this one apparently outfitted for operating in reverse. Note the pilot and the large headlight mounted on the tender. For more information on the Deadwood Central, click Here.


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