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, November 7, 2015

Riding the St. Louis-Colorado Limited

The Union Pacific and the Wabash Railroads jointly operated a now-forgotten crack train from St. Louis to Denver named the St. Louis-Colorado Limited. Information on this train is a bit sketchy, however it was advertised in the June 18, 1909 edition of the Montreal Gazette as "One of America's Finest Trains". Serving St. Louis, Kansas City, and Denver, the St. Louis-Colorado Limited featured both observation and standard drawing room sleeping cars, chair cars, and a dining car. All cars and sleeping berths, by the way, were equipped with electric lighting. The ad also made a point of the route as having electric block signals and perfect track. The five postcard views below are from 1915.







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