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.

Each page, including this homepage, has an 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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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Seymour, Connecticut

Seymour, Connecticut, was first served by the Naugatuck Railroad and the line was merged into the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad in 1906. The station, shown here in these circa 1906 and 1910 views, was built in 1898 and finally torn down in the 1960s. The second card shows a sloppy attempt to add a background color to the original photograph used to print the card. In the well-composed card below, note the early convertible automobile, directly below the roof of the passenger platform, on the right. The station platform's partial end wall attached to the roof, with its distinctive cut-out notch and short height, was a familiar characteristic of the NYNH&H stations in Connecticut. Many thanks to the historian at the Seymour Historical Society for some missing details.

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