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

Wakefield, Massachusetts




In this classic scene circa 1907, we see the busy trackage at Wakefield Junction, MA. The Boston & Maine Railroad leased two smaller lines, the Newburyport Railroad in 1853 (abandoned in 1941) and the Danvers Railroad in 1860. These two routes served the station, formerly located at Main St. and North Ave., and provided access to Boston from this area of Massachusetts via commuter trains like the one pictured above.

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