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 with more to come every month 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.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Rochester Transit Corporation

This circa 1940 linen-era postcard shows some of the streetcars of the Rochester Transit Corporation that operated in Rochester, New York. The RTC was formed in 1938 to manage both the Rochester area's streetcars, buses, and trains until 1968. It also managed the city's streetcar tunnel system known as the "Rochester Subway" until 1957. The subway cars differed from the surface streetcars by having a different roof end profile without the large destination signs. Car No. 859, right, is one of the subway cars and the two on the right, No. 616 and No. 1234, were surface streetcars. For more information on the RTC of Rochester, click Here.


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