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.

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 15, 2015

The Largest Train Ferry in the World

The famous railroad ferry, the "Solano" and its sister ferry "Contra Costa",  
were the largest ferries of their kind in the world. Used to move passenger 
trains between Port Costa and Benicia, California. The trains that were carried onboard included incoming cross-country trains that ran between San francisco 
and Chicago such as the 'Overland Limited' as seen here in this circa 1910 view.

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