Everyone loves trains at Christmas time. In this vintage train postcard we see passengers dressed in Victorian clothing headed somewhere – to visit family and friends. It strikes the imagination with wonder – Where are they going? Whom will they visit? Will it snow? Will there be a grand Christmas tree and a party? Children […]
Trains and Tracks
This is not an old postcard, but the picture is great of an old-fashioned steam locomotive train traveling through the White Pass to Skagway, British Columbia with a snow covered mountain in the background.
This vintage Niagara Falls Postcard from 1910 shows the American Falls and the International Railway Bridge across the Niagara River. The International Railway Bridge, built in 1873 by the International Bridge Company, allows trains to cross the Niagara River between Fort Erie, Ontario and Buffalo, New York. The construction of this bridge at this point […]
This vintage black and white photograph, dated April 1901, shows a Baldwin Locomotive with the Engineer posing in the cab window. This train is called the Long island No. 1 at Morris Park, Long Island, N.Y. It is one of two 4-4-2 “camelbacks,” Class E.51.S, construction No. 18937, that Baldwin completed for the line in […]
This vintage postcard shows a train wreck in the 1800s in the snow of Nevada. Here we see men digging the train out of the snow, while stopping to pose for the picture. The card says “V. & T.R.R. Wrecked 1889 Ploughing Snow, Gold Hill, Nevada.” This is a wreck of one of the Virginia […]
This vintage postcard is dated 1910 and is titled “Big Rock Entrance to The Narrows, Cumberland, Maryland.” The scene shows the Western Maryland railroad line curving around a rock with a sheer, almost vertical cliff to enter The Narrows, the valley cut between the mountain cliffs. This being the railroad entrance to the valley and […]
This vintage postcard shows an old Lake Tahoe train locomotive called, the No. 1 Glenbrook, at the Train Museum in Reno, Nevada. No. 1 Glenbrook was the name of the train that ran the “narrow gauge line” between Truckee, California and Lake Tahoe, delivering visitors to the lake. People could come up from the San […]
Shown in this vintage postcard is an old train from 1914 as seen through a fissure ( known simply as “The Crevice”) in the solid rock walls of the Royal Gorge Canyon in Colorado. The Royal Gorge Canyon is a steep gorge through the solid granite of the mountain called Fremont Peak near Cañon City, […]
This is known as the Second Tunnel in the Royal Gorge train route through the Royal Gorge Canyon. Today, the Second Tunnel in the Royal Gorge is a hiking trail and part of the Royal Gorge Park.
Shown here is what is known as The First Tunnel in the Royal Gorge train route. Today, The First Tunnel in the Royal Gorge is a hiking trail and part of the Royal Gorge Park.