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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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Friday, October 16, 2015

St. Thomas, Ontario Yards

This circa 1910 postcard shows the large Michigan Central Railroad yard in St. Thomas, Ontario. A subsidiary of the New York Central, it represented the Central's extensive Canadian operations in both southern Ontario and Quebec Provinces. Note the switcher moving cars on the left and the locomotive coaling tower on the right.


David Emery said...

What's the flat car load? Looks like big cookies to me!!!

Russ Panecki said...


I was wondering about that, too. Maybe flatbread? Maybe the tops of cable spool reels?