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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.

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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Thursday, October 22, 2015

Railroading in the Catskills

This card is a bit of a mystery and gives us a terrific view of a train, very likely on the standard gauge Ulster & Delaware Railroad, in the Catskill Mountains of New York. The train is passing through a narrow pass known as Stony Clove Notch and is postmarked 1906. The unusual part of this scene are the flat cars loaded with narrow gauge passenger cars. The Catskills were served by both standard gauge and and a handful of narrow gauge railroads and the passenger car load may have been on its way to the Delaware & Eastern Railroad, a narrow gauge line incorporated in 1904.

1 comment:

Li'l Andy said...

You know your postcards and trains! Thanks for pointing out the detail of the passenger cars on flatbeds--I wouldn't of noticed!