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Posted 07/13/2018   11:50 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add amccleaf1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Logan House and PRR Train Shed & Station, Altoona, PA. Postmarked Altoona, April, 1911, sent to Hollidaysburg, General Delivery. *-Disclaimer: contains no actual trains.

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Posted 07/29/2018   11:52 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add amccleaf1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Trying to get this thread going again...c'mon let's see what RR Postcards you all are holding!

Here's not one, but two Burlington Zephyrs. Probably a staged advertising shot, but interesting nonetheless.


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Posted 07/29/2018   5:29 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Deltilogical to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here is an image I really enjoy...
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Posted 07/29/2018   5:54 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Deltilogical to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The editing on the building signs in this image is from the printing plates...there is no damage to the card itself

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Entering the Redwood forests of Northern California. An un used card from Duncan Mills in Sonoma County, Cal.


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This is a great image, I'd love to see it blown up, extraordinary engines. Quite an early photo I guess. Unlike the way railway yards in the UK were often squeezed in to narrow spaces, here in France the space around the turntable seems to be vast!
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Posted 08/04/2018   3:40 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jamesw to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
And similar to the postal card I posted on the previous page, here's a 1906 Registered Package Receipt from the Amarillo & Ft. Worth RR. Sorry, only scanned the one side.

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Here's an attractive modern German PC from the end of the steam engine era. Card says "Gut angekommen!" or arrived safely. It was sent from Munich July 7, 1956 to Atlanta, Georgia. Nice artwork.

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Like the Argentine cover... "Liliputana"
Referring to land of the little people "Gulliver's Travels" (Swift)

I was recently watching a movie ("I Do" ) with my favourite French actor, Alain Chabat, two men were attempting to carry a huge mahogany Pot Stand, up a steep staircase, and Chabat comments "Are you going help me with Gulliver's toothpick or not ?"

I rolled around the lounge carpet in fits of laughter, anyone seeing me would have thought I had completely lost my senses.

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Deltilogical...I really like that pic too; thanks for posting it for us all to enjoy. And all you others as well!

Here's a D&RGW 4-8-4 Baldwin in Byers Canyon. In beautiful ETCH TONE black and white.

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A view of the trainyards at South Omaha, Neb., postmarked 1914 at the Union Depot in Omaha. Note that it's addressed to the individual with just City and State specified.


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Posted 08/19/2018   4:35 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Noocassel to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Does anyone know for sure if those Grey boxcar roofs were galvanized metal, grey paint or just the colour the artist chose to use when tinting the original. I know this isn't philatelic but I like railroads.
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TPFKAMI (The Person Formerly Known As Mrs ikeyPikey) spent a good bit of her childhood in Oakes ND and, in fact, returned there a few years ago.

Its probably bigger now (population 1,781 in 2016) than it was one hundred years ago, but you could probably still get away with addressing a postcard with just the name, city & state ... at least for the old-timers.

I was looking thru a small pile of old photographs at a thrift shop - not something I often do - and came across one of a family & farmhouse in Oakes. I sent it to the lass, but never heard whether/not she found the family.

Meanwhile, here's what an Oakes postmark looked like back in the day:





Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey
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Posted 08/23/2018   9:02 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add amccleaf1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
IkeyPikey, thanks for the Oakes-related material. Quite a small world, really.

Here's a card featuring a painting of a P&LE 2-8-4 by noted railroad artist Howard Fogg.



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