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, April 28, 2014

Los Angeles Union Station

In celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Los Angeles Union Station, here are two postcards showing the interior circa 1940. The first is a postcard made directly from a negative onto postcard size paper. The reverse is printed with a 'stamp box' and the words 'Post Card', 'Correspondence', and 'Address'. The second card is a color lithograph card printed on linen-textured stock by the famous Curt Teich postcard publishing company in Chicago. Note the wonderful color floor tiles in the second card as shown in B&W in the first. 

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