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Posted 02/17/2019   4:20 pm  Show Profile Check Nells250's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Nells250 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Revenue N Covers - those are some nice RPPC!
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Posted 02/17/2019   4:34 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bobby De La Rue to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A couple from the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney.


Leura is one of the prettiest towns in the Blue Mountains. If you visit, be sure to grab a meat pie from the Chelsea bakery!


The Zig Zag railway was the original line to get off the escarpment at the western end. It was replaced in 1910.

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Posted 02/17/2019   7:54 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jkelley01938 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The B&MRR had something similar in New Hampshire. Zeeland Transfer.

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Posted 02/18/2019   7:41 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Revenue N Covers to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Nels250, Thanks, I have a few more trains worth getting scanned.... give me a day or so to go on a card hunt. RnC
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Posted 02/19/2019   8:53 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Revenue N Covers to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Three more rppc that are railroad related First one is one of my favorites. Sent from Bowdle, Sd to Bowman, ND- want to say 1912 but I forgot to scan the back. Kinda strange to have just one car in front of the engine. Really incredible windmill and watertower too.


This card is not from the US. Yard is crawling with soldiers. Not sure exactly were this is at all but clearly from WWI.



And another WWI related propoganda piece- from the New York Central

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Posted 05/14/2019   12:33 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add omniumcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here are a few Phostint postcards.






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Posted 06/04/2019   01:02 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add HoosRec to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A few circa 1906-1910 railroad postcards from Indianapolis, Indiana, showing Union Station (still standing today) and nearby Big Four freight yards (1911 postmark). The Big Four postcard was one of several thousand postcards loaned to me by a handful of dedicated collectors as part of a statewide project we undertook to digitize and share several thousand Indiana view postcards from this era.









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That station really does look like a church -- stained glass and all!
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Posted 06/09/2019   5:13 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add HoosRec to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Your comment reminded me that I had intended to include this interior view with that post!



In 1881, a New York City newspaper reported, "Indianapolis is the largest city in the United States not situated on navigable water. It has eleven active railroads and two that will be finished within a year, and it is this that gives it the title of Railroad City. Its railroad interests are the most extensive in the country, being increased by a belt road thirteen miles in length, which runs entirely around it and connects the various trunk lines."

(The above quote is from an article titled, "The Capital of Indiana," The Daily Graphic: An Illustrated Evening Newspaper, Fourth Edition, Friday, November 4, 1881 (New York, NY: Graphic Co., 1881), page 30.)
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One of my favorite Indiana postcards, from rural southeast Indiana.

1910 postmarked postcard view of the Richland Creek Valley northwest of Liberty, Indiana. This was the Old Brownsville Road in the foreground. The covered wagon bridge crossed Richland Creek and the railroad bridge in the background crossed the Old Brownsville Road that continued southeast into Liberty. A horse-drawn buggy was on the road near the bridge. A train was headed southwest on the C. H. & I. (Cincinnati, Hamilton and Indianapolis) Railroad in the background.


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Posted 06/13/2019   08:28 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Trainwreck to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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One of my favorite Indiana postcards, from rural southeast Indiana.

That's a great view for a then and now comparison. I found the location on Google Maps, unfortunately, there is no Street View image available. The covered bridge has been replaced by a modern concrete and steel bridge. The farm is still there, although with modern looking buildings. Nice postcard.

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Posted 06/15/2019   10:31 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add HoosRec to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Robert, I've always assumed the horse-drawn buggy belonged to the photographer since photographers were know to leave their buggies and autos in the scenes to add interest. I have also wondered if the photographer knew to time his visit in order to capture the scene with the passing train. I am guessing he knew what he was doing!

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I got curious about whether Indianapolis Union Station still existed -- and it does! They've converted it into a conference center now, but it looks like the architecture was largely preserved. This is now on my bucket list of places to visit!

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Posted 06/16/2019   8:52 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add moneil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This is a great thread, I take the train when I can, unfortunately not often. I'm sure I have some older RR postcards "somewhere" but here is something more modern, featuring the California Zephyr.

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