Vintage Niagara Falls Postcard of the American Falls

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 […]

Vintage 1900s Baldwin Locomotive in Long Island, NY

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 […]

Train Wreck Vintage Postcard

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 […]

Old Tahoe Train Vintage Postcard

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 […]

Old Train in Royal Gorge Vintage Postcard

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, […]

The Hanging Bridge Colorado Vintage Postcard

This vintage postcard shows The Hanging Bridge in Royal Gorge Canyon, Colorado. As seen in this old postcard, passengers alight the Royal Gorge train to view the Arkansas River, the sheer granite cliffs towering above them and the engineering wonder of The Hanging Bridge that spans the gorge. The construction of the train route through […]

Royal Gorge Train Vintage Postcard

This vintage Colorado postcard shows passengers looking out the back of the a passenger car of the Royal Gorge Train as it carreens through the exciting route of the Royal Gorge Canyon, wedged between the sheer granite cliffs on one side and the racing waters of the Arkansas River on the other. The Royal Gorge […]

Royal Gorge Vintage Colorado Postcard

This vintage postcard shows the Royal Gorge Canyon in Colorado. The Royal Gorge (often called the Grand Canyon of the Arkansas) is a canyon on the Arkansas River near Cañon City, Colorado. It has a width of 50 feet at the base of the gorge and a few hundred feet at the top, with a […]