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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.

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

Side Rods to the Saw Mill

In these circa 1908 cards, we see conventional side-rod engines hauling log trains to the mill. The first card shows an oil-fired locomotive with a long haul of logs loaded onto flat cars.

The scene below is of a log dump where logs are rolled off the cars and into a holding area prior to being pulled into a sawmill. The equipment following this wood-burning engine were "disconnect" logging trucks. In the distance are the masts of sailing ships, probably for use in the lumber trade.


David Emery said...

The 4th photo is of Shay's own railroad, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hemlock_Central

Leslie Lim said...

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Russ Panecki said...

The posts above were made in response to the post on Shay Locomotives.