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

Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railroad

The Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway had routes that ran into Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New York including trackage along the shore of Lake Erie. Beginning in 1833 as the Erie and Kalamazoo Railroad using horses to pull cars, the LS&MS eventually merged with the New York Central 1n 1914 to become a key component in the Central's 'Water Level Route' to Chicago. For more information on this mid-western railroad from long ago, click Here.


This LS&MS train has just pulled into Norwalk, Ohio in this view postmarked 1910. The rather bucolic scene combines both the industrial age with a simpler mode of transportation as can be spotted to the right of the station. 



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