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.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Indianapolis & Cincinnati Traction Co.

The Indianapolis & Cincinnati Traction Co. was formed in 1902 running high-speed interurban cars between Indiana and Ohio. In this circa 1910 card, we see car 311, built by the St. Louis Car Co. in 1905, and its crew during a stop to pick up paperwork. This particular car was equipped with a "bow" or "hoop" style trolley pole and, from the hoses under the front coupler, was set up for "MU" operations. Multiple-unit equipment allowed a series of connected cars to run together with power and brakes controlled by the head car. The I&C finally shut down in 1932, another line lost to the battle with buses. For more information n the I&C, click Here.



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