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.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Harrison, Maine, Harrison & Saco River Railroad

This is the Bridgton & Saco River Railroad station at Harrison, Maine, circa 1906, prior to being reorganized as the Bridgton & Harrison Railway. This two-foot narrow gauge railroad was first constructed in 1882 and in later years came under the control of the Maine Central Railroad beginning in 1912. Note the size of the locomotive in relation to the man on the station platform and the size of the switch stand in relation to the tracks. The card was originally printed with the town name of  "Raymond". That name was struck out on a reprint of the card with the correct town name of "Harrison" printed beneath the strike out. For more information on the H&SR, click Here.



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