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.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Frankfort, Kentucky

This postcard is a real treat and was published shortly after the station was built in 1908. The Frankfort Union Station was constructed by the Louisville & Nashville Railroad and was also used by the Chesapeake & Ohio, Frankfort & Cincinnati, and the Lexington & Frankfort railroads. The 515 foot long Arsenal Hill tunnel, seen in the distance, was built in 1850, and was the first railroad tunnel built in Kentucky as well as the first west of the Appalachian Mountains.

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