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.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

White Pass & Yukon Railroad

This circa 1905 postcard of the the White Pass & Yukon narrow gauge railroad has a long history and still operates today. Here we get an idea of just how bleak it can be in this part of Alaska. What a great view of a combination trestle and tunnel! For more information on the WP&Y, click Here.


Deep snow and long winters brought out the snow plows on the WP&Y in this circa 1915 view.The White Pass must have been the coldest and snowiest narrow gauge lines in North America. 




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