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.

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Monday, October 19, 2015

Phillips and Rangeley, Maine, Sandy River & Rangeley Lakes Railroad

These  views are of the Phillips and Rangeley stations, circa 1915, on the famous Sandy River & Rangeley Lakes Railroad. The outcome of mergers with different two-foot gauge lines, the railroad began operating under its final name in 1908. Note size of the engine in relation to the switch stand and the interesting piece of rolling stock on the right in the first card. For more information on the SR&RL, click Here.




1 comment:

F Bunts said...

A wonderfull, tinted picture of what was the only access to Rangeley besides the horse & buggy for the sports befor the automobile.