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.

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.

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.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Ansonia, Connecticut

In this circa 1912  scene from a town where I once lived, passengers wait for a train at the New York, New Haven & Hartford station in Ansonia, Connecticut. The Great Naugatuck River Flood of 1955 swept the station, and parts of the Farel Corporation's factory buildings away. The rear of one of the factory structures is right behind the station. This solid brick depot was later replaced by an open architecture pathetique shelter treating passengers to arctic blasts in the New England winters.

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