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 with more to come every month 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

Auburn, New York

This is an interesting view of the New York Central's covered station in Auburn, New York. Postmarked 1908 and with minimal description, a search of historical information has been somewhat confusing with no real details. According to Wikipedia, the Auburn & Syracuse Railroad joined the Auburn and Rochester Railroad in August, 1850 to form the Rochester & Syracuse Railroad which then merged with the New York Central in 1853. The station seen here was built in 1895 (?) and may have been a replacement of the original structure .



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