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.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Easton, Pennsylvania


Information on the Easton station history is a bit thin, although the structure in this circa 1910 view was probably built in the 1880s. In 1929, it was replaced by the current and now abandoned station. Easton had been one of the first station locations since 1855 on the Lehigh Valley's Lehigh Line, the main line between Easton and Mauch Chunk. It was the also the site for the railroad's locomotive shops and dining car service facilities. Note the two camelback locomotives and the wood planking between the rails.

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