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

Twin City Rapid Transit Company

The Twin City Rapid Transit Company, formed in 1890, was a the predominant system that served the Minneapolis-St. Paul area of Minnesota.  The line began building its own equipment in 1906 and operated some of the largest streetcars in the country. In this unique double-view card, circa 1910, we see not only the interior, but also the exterior of one of the line's cars. Note the standard streetcar wicker seats and the advertising cards above the window. The system finally stopped streetcar operations in 1954. For more information on the TWRT, click Here.

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