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 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 24, 2015

Fleeting Zephyrs

These circa 1950s cards show the famous Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad's Zephyrs that provided service between Chicago, Minneapolis, and St. Paul, between Chicago, St. Joseph and Kansas City, and between Denver, Dallas and Ft. Worth. In the first card, the motive power was supplied by EMD's E7A & B units. The last two cards show EMD E8s taking the lead. The view from the dome cars must have been spectacular. For more information on the Burlington's Twin Cities Zephyrs, click Here.





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