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 with more to come every month 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

Naugatuck, Connecticut

The New York, New Haven, & Hartford's station in Naugatuck, Connecticut, was designed by architect Henry Bacon in a Spanish Colonial Revival style with tiled roof and stucco walls. Built between 1908 and 1910, it was  unique for a New England railroad station. In the two circa 1910 views, we see the station when it was newly built. The last card, based on a photograph taken in the early 1950s, shows the station as being relatively unchanged from its earlier years. The station still stands today and is the home of the Naugatuck Historical Society's museum.







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