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 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.

Friday, October 23, 2015

The Locomotive Publishing Company

The Locomotive Publishing Co. was an English firm begun in the early 20th century whose purpose was to bring photos of British locomotives to railfans through a published magazine. LPC also published postcards and, interestingly enough, postcards of American railroad scenes. I have only been able to locate two of these postcards, both of Union Pacific freight trains. The postcards were purchased from a dealer in England and are circa 1910. Blog follower and railfan David Emery correctly pointed out that the locomotive in the second postcard is a Vauclain-type compound engine. Note the beautiful coloring in the second card, probably based on a painting. For more information on The Locomotive Publishing Co., click :Here.








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