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.

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Saturday, October 17, 2015

Mansfield, Ohio

It was not at all uncommon for railroad stations to have awnings for providing shade for windows and stripes seemed to be the most favored fashion for them as can be seen in this circa 1910 postcard. The Mansfield, Ohio depot may not seem to be all that large, but the water crane next to the locomotive suggests a stop for more than passengers. The water crane, and the tank that feeds it in the background, gives us an idea of the rail traffic that passed through the town and the number of locomotives that watered up there.

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