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.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Sayre, Pennsylvania Roundhouse, Lehigh Valley Railroad

The roundhouse at Sayre, Pennsylvania was the center of the Lehigh Valley Railroad. The giant complex in Sayre consisted of a yard, locomotive building and overhaul shops, a grand station built in 1888, and the roundhouse seen here in this circa 1910 postcard. Note the two camelback locomotives on the right. For other postcard views of shop facility, click Here. For a view of the Sayre station, click  Here.



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