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.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Riding the New Oriental Limited






Completely re-equipped with new steel cars and motive power, the Great Northern Railway's New Oriental Limited, is seen here in two railroad-issued postcards circa 1924. It was the line's premier long distance passenger train taking over the mantle of the previous Oriental Limited providing luxury and comfort as a transcontinental crack train established by the earlier Oriental Limited connecting St. Paul, Chicago, and Seattle. The Oriental Limited was subsequently replaced in the years to follow by the Empire Builder. For more information on this top train of the Great Northern, click Here.

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