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.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Sayre, Pennsylvania

Sayre, Pennsylvania was a true railroad town in every sense of the phrase and where nearly everyone worked for the Lehigh Valley Railroad with Sayre being its center of operation.The large station in this postcard, circa 1910, shows how busy the adjacent yards were at this time. The bridge in the  background was a walkway to the locomotive shops. The station was built in 1888 and, thankfully, still stands today. The 127 year old building was acquired and restored by the Sayre Historical Society. Note the camelback locomotive entering the scene on the lower left of the card, as a long freight passes through.



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