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Posted 03/20/2011   5:17 pm  Show Profile Check Nells250's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Nells250 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nice to see some non-New England trains





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Posted 06/05/2011   2:47 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add fincbob2451 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hello, I couldn't find out anything about this locomotive but it is an odd looking one. I don't even know what country it is from.
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Posted 06/05/2011   5:14 pm  Show Profile Check Nells250's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Nells250 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Definitely non-US. You can almost read the builder's plate on the cab...
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Posted 11/13/2011   12:13 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Greg Sebring to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Another railroad post card...

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Posted 11/15/2011   8:25 pm  Show Profile Check Nells250's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Nells250 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A RPPC showing an oooopsie on the Boston & Maine

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The Cardinal locomotive looks like the engines used in the Caribbean islands to pull cars of sugar cane, bananas, etc., to the market.
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Posted 06/09/2012   7:16 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wt1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Only one postcard to include in this post, but I thought this effort was kind of interesting.

I recently found an online copy of an 1888 map of the Central Massachusetts Railroad:



Upon closer inspection, there were a couple of stops in Central Massachusetts that I didn't recognize by name -- Jefferson Station (still an active town with a post office); Muschopauge Station; and Coldbrook Station, which prompted some interesting results:



First, what was Jefferson Station is a partially restored, yet abandoned building today:



Second, Muschopauge Station, a part of Rutland, MA, had a large hotel and sanitarium in the area back in its day (later a Mental Hospital), however, I did find this postcard that shows the long gone station back in its heydey:



I couldn't find all that much about the Coldbrook Station (actually, Coldbrook Springs, Mass.) except that the post office was discontinued in 1931, then I found this memorial to the demise of the town in 1930:



All in all, quite an interesting study in three long abandoned Massachusetts train stations!
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Posted 06/09/2012   9:39 pm  Show Profile Check Nells250's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Nells250 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hmmmmm... may have to look into that Jefferson station! It is odd that Central Mass stations still stand in Weston and Wayland... I think Sudbury as well. Berlin has one where the line crossed over the "Ag Branch", which is still used by CSX.
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Posted 10/14/2013   09:50 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampfan9 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Two for the topic.




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Here are a few railroad related cards I got only about three weeks ago from a local collection. The one with the train wreck is not identified, but, the one car reads "Grand Trunk", so, I can assume it was anywhere in North America wherever they had tracks and runs etc.

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Posted 10/14/2013   2:01 pm  Show Profile Check Nells250's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Nells250 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Some interesting additions! Here are 2 more of mine:



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Posted 10/15/2013   05:05 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampfan9 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nells250, The Salem Ma RR station postcard is so cool. Hope the building is still standing.
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The Salem Ma RR station postcard is so cool. Hope the building is still standing.


Unfortunately, no. The old station was torn down in the 1950s. Here's another picture of it in its heydey:



Here's a contemporary news article on what they found buried there:

http://www.salemnews.com/local/x913...rain-station
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Posted 10/15/2013   07:43 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add I_Love_Stamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Trains and trolly's from Jersey Shore Pa.

J.S. Train Station- Antes Fort to Jersey Shore line.




Trolley through down town to the Avis erecting shops and back.



The S. Avis train erecting shops (I lived a stones throw literally from this growing up) Most of this is all gone now.




The New York Central (NYCRR) line Band in Jersey Shore, PA.




Trolley on trolley bridge over Pine Creek between Jersey Shore & the Avis erecting shops.


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Posted 10/15/2013   2:13 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bujutsu to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Two more cards from my collection.

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