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.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Rail Car #3, Bridgton & Harrison Railway

Originally Sandy River & Rangely Lakes Railroad #4 built in 1925, this terrific rail motor car was leased to the Bridgton & Harrison Railway in 1936, where it was renumbered as #3, after the abandonment of the SR&RL.  For the next five years, #3 served the line well being used  for passengers, mail, express package service, and baggage. The boxcar structure on the rear is part of the rail motor car itself. Sadly, this great two-foot narrow gauge line was abandoned in 1941. Here, in a circa 1930s portrait at the B&H station in Bridgton, Maine, stands another example of an American narrow gauge railroad's ingenuity answering necessity. For more information on the Bridgton & Harrison Railroad, click Here.



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