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.

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.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Route of the Electroliners

The Chicago, North Shore & Milwaukee Railroad, known as the North Shore Line, was an interurban railroad that connected Chicago, Illinois with Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This view shows one of the two sets of  'Electroliners'  built in 1941 by the St. Louis Car Company. Each Electroliner train was a set of four permanently attached, articulated cars consisting of end cars, each with motorman cabs, and two regular passenger cars in the center. The Electroliners were capable of 80 mph operating speed and were factory tested to a top speed of over 110 mph. The Electroliners were also the first air-conditioned interurbans at the time. For more information on the Electroliners, click Here.



No comments: