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.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Stark Electric Railroad

The Stark Electric Railroad served Ohio's Stark County and, in 1903, was formed by the combination of the Stark Electric Railway and the Alliance Electric Railway Company. Serving Canton, Sebring, Salem, and Alliance, and paralleled the Pennsylvania RR's mainline. It finally went into receivership in 1932. In this 1913 view, an interurban car passes over the tracks of the Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne & Chicago RR, a subsidiary of the PRR. Note the incorrect railroad name on the card.

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