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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.

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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Plainfield, New Jersey

Here's a Central Railroad of New Jersey camelback locomotive with a passenger train passing through the Plainfield, New Jersey. This card is postmarked 1914. I did some research and can't find any documentation on the CNJ handling a train named the 'Chicago Limited', especially since the CNJ never serviced Chicago. The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad  did have a train to Chicago that used the CNJ's tracks in and out of Jersey City named the 'Capitol Limited', although it wasn't inaugurated until the mid-1920s. This may have been an early predecessor.

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