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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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Monday, October 19, 2015

Central Bridge, New York

Central Bridge, New York is located to the west of Albany, along the Delaware and Hudson's route from Albany to Binghamton, New York. Beginning as the Delaware and Hudson Canal Co. in 1823 with the purpose of carrying coal barges from the anthracite coal mines of Pennsylvania to the Hudson River and then to New York City. From these beginnings, The D&H expanded into railroad operations eventually to become known as 'The Bridge Line to New England and Canada' with a line north from Albany to Montreal, Canada. Here we see a camelback locomotive, with the typical large firebox behind the cab for burning anthracite coal, pulling a six car train. Note the water tank behind the engine. This card is postmarked 1910.

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