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.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

The Monon-Issued Howard Fogg Postcard Series

The Chicago, Indianapolis and Louisville Railway, also know as the Monon, commissioned famous railroad artist Howard Fogg to paint a number of images that the railroad released as a postcard series. The Pittsburgh & Lake Erie did the same and released their own line of Fogg image postcards. This is the Monon series showing both F and RS diesel units pulling freight and passenger trains. Printed on linen postcard stock by the renowned postcard publisher Curt Teich & Co. of Chicago, they were released in the early '50s with one of the cards in my collection postmarked 1953.

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