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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.

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.

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Monday, October 12, 2015

Toledo, Ohio Union Station

The Union Station in Toledo was a regular stop for the New York Central's Lake Shore Limited. Running between Chicago, Boston (via the Boston & Albany Railroad) and New York, it is seen here at station, the passenger train on the right. Postmarked Toledo 1912.



1 comment:

David Emery said...

The locomotives might well be Vauclain Compounds, top cylinder does look larger than the bottom on each of them. That would put this in a relatively narrow range around 1905. Vauclain Compounds were a not a success, in practice they tended to leak steam and require significantly more maintenance than more conventional arrangements. Most were converted to simple steam.