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EASTERN IDAHO RAILROAD, INC. "D.A.R.E. / To Resist Drugs And Violence" unused Ken Church photo of Eastern Idaho Railroad diesel publicizing this elementary school program, fresh appearance. $2.00 sr
EAST SAINT LOUIS, COLUMBIA & WATERLOO RAILWAY. "FIRST CAR DEC. 20, 1912" with a crowd of people posed nearby the Waterloo-bound interurban car, well composed with good contrast, oxidation consistent with age, light toning on back, good edges. Connected its namesake Illinois cities from 1912 to 1932. Seldom seen & seldom offered! SALE IN PROGRESS r(e)i(e)
EGYPTIAN GOVERNMENT RAILWAYS. "The Khedive's Special. / Egyptian Government Railways" showing the engine & carriage built by R. Stephenson and Sons in 1862 so that the Khedive of Egypt could move his court between the summer palace of Montaza and Alexandria. The railroad itself, begun in 1852 was the first railway on the African continent. Tuck postcard 9274, unused, with trivial toning on the back, & a bit of wear at the upper left front corner. Marvelous! $40.00 ert
ELDORADO SPRINGS RAILWAY COMPANY. "Automobile Railway, Eldorado Springs, Colo., C. & So. R. R." miscaptioned because each of the 3 cars on this segmented miniature railway train is distinctly labeled 'ELDORADO SPRINGS / RAILWAY CO.' or 'The Automobile Road / ELDORADO SPRINGS RAILWAY'. The Colorado & Southern referred to in the caption ran from 1898 to 1908; the Eldorado Springs Railway was incorporated in 1909 with the intention of servicing an amusement park with electrified passenger service. Thus, this rare postcard documents precisely the 1908 / 1909 transition. It is unused, faint album marks at the front corners; discoloration at the bottom 2 corners attributable to the original chromo-lithographic process itself. We have seen reproductions of this postcard offered at over $300.00; but why not own the real thing, available from us, for only $60.00? r(e)c(e)u
ELECTRO-MOTIVE DIVISION OF GENERAL MOTORS. "SD60 Demonstrator" showing its EMD SD60 #1 in 1985 on actual revenue service, unused chrome postcard, near mint. (2 available) $1.25 each. r
EMIGRATION CANYON RAILWAY. "Ascending to the Summit, / Old Mormon Trail, On / Line of Emigration / Canyon Ry." showing railway cars at 2 different levels; unused postcard, unused, Souvenir Novelty published, small corner crease that is hard to see. $3.50 mr(e)u(e)
EMORY RIVER RAILROAD. Black & white 4"x6.5" glossy of its steam locomotive #6940 Baldwin 41577 2-8-2 & tender at Lancing Tennessee in April 1954, good focus & contrast & composition. Ex SOU 6940. Hard to find. Photo sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 rt
ERIE-LACKAWANNA. "Introducing the flared radiator." showing its diesel #3624 at Sloan New York in 1976, unused chrome postcard, near mint. (2 available) $1.25 each. rn
ERIE RAILROAD COMPANY. "5014 MATT H. SHAY, LARGEST AND MOST POWERFUL LOCOMOTIVE IN THE WORLD / CENTIPEDE ENGINE. Use by the Erie Railroad Co. to help trains up the heavy grade East of / Susquehanna, Pa. ..." a side view of the steam locomotive & tender over extensive statistical particulars in the bottom front caption area; unused black & white post card, circa 1910, fairly fresh. $7.00 p(s)r(e)
ERIE RAILROAD COMPANY. "ERIE 2544 / Erie class K1 Pacific, built by Rogers in 1906, / at Spring Valley, N. Y. April 18, 1953. In the last days of steam on the Erie ..." chrome postcard from a Bob Collins photo, excellent condition. $1.75 n(s)r(e)p
ERIE RAILROAD COMPANY. "Erie Depot, Creston, Ohio" including some rolling stock at the right, unused sepia-tone published by Wagner Post Card & Novelty Company in Delphos, small upper corner crease, back paper starting to brown at the edges with age. $10.00 o(c)r(e)
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ERIE RAILROAD COMPANY. "Erie Railroad #2521 - Rochester-Corning Division" black & white from William Reed Gordon, unused postcard, pertinent information on back, good edges. $3.50 r
ERIE RAILROAD COMPANY. "ERIE RAILROAD COMPANY. / SPECIAL NOTICE.--A failure to receive and remove the property mentioned below within twenty-four hours after this notice, or to return this notice within the same time, with instructions as to delivery, will be regarded as showing an intention to allow the Erie Railroad Company to store the said property at the expense of the owner, ..." postal card mailed from the Pittsburgh Station 6/17/1898 to the Globe Iron Works in Dayton Ohio. Exceptionally interesting with even more threatening legalese on matters of no insurance, lack of liability, etc. $7.50 r(e)
ERIE RAILROAD COMPANY. "ERIE RAILROAD / E-8 UNITS #834 & #835 / October 17, 1992..." showing a Conrail train crossing the Delaware River on the former Erie Mainline, unused chrome post card from a photo by Don Jilson, fresh appearance. $1.25 r
ERIE RAILROAD COMPANY. "It's Lie-ma, not Lee-ma." showing its 1200 hp switcher #665, unused chrome postcard, near mint. (2 available) $1.25 each. r
ERIE RAILROAD COMPANY. "LARGEST ENGINE IN THE WORLD, USED BY ERIE R. R." numbered 2600, with tender & 5-man crew; circa-1907 (unevenly divided back) postcard numbered 2123 on back, printed in Germany for Baker Brothers in Elmira, minor wear at the top edge & corners, hint of album toning on back. Seldom seen; seldom offered. $17.50 r(e)s NEW / NEU / NOUVEAU
ERIE RAIL ROAD COMPANY. "Looking East / on Erie R. R. // Martel, O." including 3 railroad employees (2 on a handcar, probably a tract inspection crew) at a siding & the Martel Ohio depot in the distance, unused sepia-tone Azo (triangles up) real photo postcard with good focus & good edges, oxidation consistent with circa-1910 age, light album toning on back. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged 300-dpi scan (publication quality) in .jpg format for $3.75. o(m)r(e)
ERIE RAILROAD COMPANY. "No. 57. BABY ENGINE used around the Erie Shops, Susquehanna, Pa. One of the smallest engines in practical use." showing locomotive #20 (57 is the postcard number) under steam; unused postcard published by C. D. Burton in Lanesboro Pennsylvania, long bottom corner crease is not too noticeable from the front, trivial corner wear. In the excellent collection of the Tioga Point Museum, but no one else shows it on offer or on display. Rare. $25.00 p(s)r(e)
ERIE RAILROAD COMPANY. "THE LARGEST STEAM LOCOMOTIVE IN THE WORLD / CONSTRUCTED BY THE AMERICAN LOCOMOTIVE WORKS AT SCHENECTADY, N. Y. / PUB. BY THE ALBANY NEWS COMPANY" showing Erie engine & tender #2600, postcard mailed DEC 16 1909 at Schenectady to Mr. O. J. Moon (known from other sources to be with the Pennsylvania Railroad) in Wilmington Ohio. Entire message is interesting & pertinent: 'Just a sample of our work here. They were built for the Erie to haul heavy freights or rather push them over the Susquehanna division. Also sent some to the Santa Fe Road to get over the Rockies. Notice the front drivers are worked on a swivel in order to take the curves.' Message on front also in sender's hand. $35.00 r(e)n(s)s
ERIE RAIL ROAD COMPANY. Uncaptioned sepia-tone real photo showing an Erie Railroad steam locomotive pulling into the South Dayton New York depot (station sign & crating labels & cancel confirm), mailed JUN 25 to Miss Nellie Cartwright in Ottawa, Ohio where it arrived one day later, Jamestown commemorative stamp, very light album toning near the back edges. Recognize it? This station appeared much later in two Hollywood movies: 'The Natural' with Robert Redford & 'Planes, Trains and Automobiles' with Steve Martin & John Candy. Probably one-of-a-kind: no printed caption, no photographer credit, no publisher attribution. $30.00 n(s)rm
EVANSVILLE, HENDERSON & OWENSBORO RAILWAY CO. "Transfer Ferry, Henderson Line, Evansville, Ind. / P25311" showing the ferry of the Evansville Henderson & Owensboro Railway Company (which operated along 0.9 miles of track leased from the CStL&NO, 1912 - 1928) carrying an electrified interurban across the Ohio River, unused postcard, trivial wear at 3 corners. Rare, the only time we have ever seen the rolling stock of that extremely short railroad on a postcard of any sort. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 r(e)i(e)k(h)s(r)
FERROCARRIL Interoceánico de México / Interoceanic RAILWAY. "2953. Getting Pulque, Scene on the Interoceanic Railway, Mexico. / Es Propiedad Sonora New Company, City of Mexico." unused tarjeta postal, printed text on the back about the importance of cacti, faint small bottom corner crease, very light toning on back. The railroad referenced was the Ferrocarril Interoceánico de México. $5.00 m(g)r(f)pd*
FERROCARRIL MEXICANO / FCM / MEXICAN RAILWAY. "F. C. MEXICANO / PUENTE DE METLAC" unused sepia-tone real photo from F. I. Fernando showing a long train on the main line passing over the Ravine of Metlac (now a national park in the Veracruz State), passenger hanging out of the open windows for a better view. Most dealers who handle this postcard miss the F. in the caption (printed almost white-on-white on a bridge support) which is an integral part of the name of the railroad. SOLD RECENTLY m(v)r(f)b
FERROCARRIL MEXICANO / FCM / MEXICAN RAILWAY. "F. C. MEXICANO / VENDIENDO FLORES EN / 10 EL FORTIN" showing flower vendors soliciting business from Ferrocarril Mexicano passengers at the Fortin depot; sepia-tone real photo tarjeta postal, well composed with good depth-of-field, unused, paper starting to brown evenly with age. Why would people on a train without air conditioning buy flowers? Depends on who is sitting next to them! In July 1955, the name of the pueblo of Fortin was changed as part of a decree to become the villa Fortin de las Flores. $18.00 m(v)pr(f)f
FERRYMEAD RAILWAY. Unused continental post card showing its steam locomotive built in 1931 (tender version) in action in more modern times, from a photograph by Roy Sinclair, fairly fresh. In New Zealand. $2.00 nr
FLORIDA EAST COAST RAILWAY COMPANY. "F.E.C. CABOOSE NUMBER 715 / ...put / on display in 1967 at The Florida Pioneer Museum / located at Florida City, Florida." unused chrome post card from a photo by Robert A. Selle, good edges. $1.25 rf
FLORIDA EAST COAST RAILWAY COMPANY. "F. E. C. Ry. Dock, Key West, Fla." including a long line of Pullman cars for the Florida East Coast Railway, unused divided back post card published by Key West Stationery Company (their number 23188), tiny bottom corner crease. Hard to find! Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 f(k)r(f)
FORT SCOTT CENTRAL RAILWAY. "Hells Bend, Ft. SCOTT, Kans." north of Fort Scott, looking south near the Marmaton River, where the tracks take a big bend; postcard printed in Germany, mailed JUN 29 1909 (light K. C. & MEMPHIS R.P.O. RMS hand cancel) to Arthur & Arnold Nash in St. Louis Missouri from their father, writing on front (old habits die hard), trivial corner & edge wear. Rare. Why? The Fort Scott Central Railway (so named because it went through the center of Fort Scott) became part of the Missouri Pacific Railway a little later in 1909; we doubt that the larger system saw the importance publicizing this view. $9.00 k(f)r(f)g(n)
FORT WAYNE & WABASH VALLEY TRACTION COMPANY. Uncaptioned sepia-tone Artura real photo post card showing the 9/21/10 wreck near Kingsland Indiana of 2 different types of interurban electric railroad cars of the Fort Wayne & Wabash Valley Traction Company. 41 souls perished in that disaster. This is not the captioned view that you might have seen produced by an enterprising photographer who sold them commercially. Instead, this is a spectator's personal photograph taken from a slightly different angle, and obviously one-of-a-kind. $20.00 i(k)r(f)d
FRISCO RAILROAD. See SAINT LOUIS & SAN FRANCISCO RAILWAY.
FURNESS RAILWAY. "FURNESS RAILWAY, 1920 / E. Sharple's 4-6-4 tank engine for heavy intermediate duty." postcard printed in Great Britain, unused, fresh appearance. Shown with its crest. Colourmaster series. $1.50 r
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Other railroads: A-D page, E-F, H-I, J-L, M-R page & S-Z page.
Photograph dimensions in this listing are approximate.
GAINESVILLE MIDLAND. Black & white 5"x8" photograph of its steam locomotive 32 with tender & crew, good composition & focus, a bit low in contrast. In Georgia. $5.00 rg
GARDEN CITY, GULF & NORTHERN RAILROAD. "Construction work on the G. C. G. & N. R. R. A. J. Canaday, Contractor" unused sepia-tone Azo (triangles up) real photo postcard, long corner crease & 2 long internal creases from the top edge. This single-track short line (37+ miles) rail road was entirely in Kansas, connecting Scott City to Garden City. Construction began in 1907 & was completed in early 1910. Thus we can date the divided-back postcard within late-1907 to early-1910. That is a Reeves tractor & a five-man crew doing the work. The short Wikipedia article on this rail road expresses uncertainty as to the claim of construction by the Kansas Construction & Irrigation Company. Here is photographic proof about one who actually did the work, or at least part of the work, possibly as a subcontractor to them! Belongs in a museum! $100.00 r(g)k(g)g
GENERALLY. "WAIT! / YOU MAY / LOSE / CROSS CROSSINGS CAUTIOUSLY / ARA © 1924 The sales Printing Corporation of New York" postcard mailed that year to Mrs. Myrtle Lollars in Washington Court House Ohio, several creases (some long), spot of toning at an upper corner shows both sides, as is. $1.00 r(g)a
GEORGIA & FLORIDA RAILROAD COMPANY. Black & white 4"x6" glossy photograph of its steam locomotive #130 Baldwin 27018 4-6-0, high contrast obscures some detail. $3.75 r
GEORGIA LUMBER & TURPENTINE COMPANY. Black & white 5"x7" glossy photo of its steam locomotive #24 Danforth-Cooke 4-4-0 & tender in September 1911. Ex SI&E #521. Matte finish, good focus & contrast. $3.00 rl
GEORGIA SOUTHWESTERN & GULF. Black & white 4"x6" glossy photograph of its steam locomotive #27 Baldwin 24146 4-6-0 & tender, high contrast obscures some detail. $3.75 r
GEORGIA SOUTHWESTERN & GULF. Black & white 4.5"x7.5" glossy photo of its steam locomotive #29 Baldwin 15273 4-4-0 & tender at Albany Georgia in 1940, good focus & composition. Ex Pennsylvania Railroad. $5.00 r
GERMAN FEDERAL RAILWAYS. "GERMAN FEDERAL RAILWAYS / OIL FIRED HEAVY EXPRESS LOCOMOTIVE No. 10001 BUILT 1956 BY FRIED KRUPP GMBH ESSEN." reproduction, made in England, unused postcard, lightly toned back. $1.00 r
GLASGOW & SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY. "Station Hotel / St. Enoch Station Hotel, Glasgow / ...Burns Mausoleum / Station Hotel, Dumfires / For Tariff please address Manager" with the logo of the Glasgow and South Western Railway at the upper left, Tuck multiview postcard mailed 1906 to New York. $10.00 smr
GLYN VALLEY TRAMWAY (Wales). "The Station, Glyn Ceiriog / Perfection Series 1255" showing the Sir Theodore (one of the 2 original locomotives) picking up & discharging passengers on the narrow-gauge Glyn Valley Tramway; mailed at Glyn 1907, long corner crease. Hard to find! Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 wr(g)
GOLD COAST RAILROAD. "Gold Coast Railroad No. 838. The 'Ugly / Duckling' is billed as the world's smallest / standard gauge steam locomotive." shown at the passenger station, unused chrome post card, unusual subject matter. $2.00 rs
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GRAND RAPIDS & INDIANA RAILROAD / G. R. & I. RAILROAD. "Railway Station, Bay View, Mich." post card from V. O. Hammon, small corner crease, couple small spots of toning on back, printing is fuzzy (as one color was laid down off-register) except for the caption, necessitating a second & much more common printing. This depot served the Grand Rapids & Indiana Railroad. We have seen this view before, but on a differently captioned postcard. Definitely not common. $7.50 m(b)r(g)
GRAND TRUNK PACIFIC RAILWAY. Uncaptioned real photo postcard picturing the engine, tender, construction workers, & 2 small portable boilers (that would be useful for pile-driving into loose soil, e.g.) of D. F. McArthur Railways on or about October 19, 1911 (when the sender docketed his message & where the tracks probably ended as shown). Sent with a 1-c Canadian stamp (there was no post office there, so they smudge cancelled the stamp with oily fingerprints) to Elmer Frye in Lyons Indiana by his friend Uria. This company railroad operated as subcontractor to the brother's J. D. McArthur Company for clearing, leveling the ground & building roadbeds for the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway through Alberta. Sender anticipated the job would be finished by April 1912, but as we understand it the main lines for the GTPR (& Canadian Northern Railways for that matter) were built in Yellowhead Pass into 1913, so he may have been a bit too optimistic. The flat terrain seen here is necessarily in Alberta, not British Columbia which lay distant & ahead at that time. $125.00 ar(g)r(m)
GRAND TRUNK RAILWAY. "Grand Trunk Depot Battle Creek, Mich." including people outside the facility, postcard from S. H. Knox, writing on front dates to 1910, unmailed, wear at 2 bottom corners. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 mr
GRAND TRUNK RAILWAY. "'Great Western', Windsor, Canada." on private postcard from Stedman Bros., brownish paper, dates to 1913, much corner & edge wear, small tear, one corner multiply creased, as is. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 s(g)ors(l)
GRAND TRUNK RAILWAY. "G. T. R. Station, Paris" monochromatic blue within a simulated wood border, postcard mailed OCT 21 07 from Paris Station to Fort Erie Ontario (clear cancel ties stamp, clear receiving auxiliary mark the same day), minor corner & edge wear, light album toning on back. When the Grand Trunk Railroad served this town it had about 3,500 souls. An uncommon card. $20.00 o(p)r(g)-o
GRAND TRUNK RAILWAY and/or GRAND TRUNK WESTERN RAILROAD. "First Locomotive In New Grand Trunk Shops / For Repairs, Battle Creek, Mich." suspended by crane, postcard with subtle colors published by Valentine & Son, mailed JUN 20 1914, minor corner wear. Wikipedia uses this postcard to illustrate its article on the Grand Trunk Western Railroad; but what it says on the locomotive is 'Grand Trunk' not 'Grand Trunk Western', so if it was for both, then the imprecise caption is understandable. In any case, seldom offered. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged 300-dpi scan (publication quality) in .jpg format for $3.75. m(b)r(g)i
GRAND TRUNK RAILWAY and/or GRAND TRUNK WESTERN RAILROAD. "Heavy Machines in Grand Trunk Locomotive Shops, Battle Creek, Mich." postcard mailed at Battle Creek SEP 18 1910, small creases at 2 corners, a lot of wear along the top edge. More precisely, these shops were built in 1908 along Verona Road in Emmett Township, adjacent to but not in Battle Creek. In the Willard Library Digital Collections, but shown nowhere else when we searched the Internet. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged 300-dpi scan (publication quality) in .jpg format for $3.75. m(e)m(b)r(g)i
GRAND TRUNK RAILROAD. "Portland, Me., Grand Trunk Elevators" postcard mailed OCT 6 1906 (Bangor & Boston RPO cancels), piece of upper left front corner gone, a lot of corner & edge wear, partial cancel in sky, lightly toned back. $3.75 m(p)r(g) NEW / NEU / NOUVEAU
GREAT CENTRAL RAILWAY. "GREAT CENTRAL RAILWAY, 1913 / J. G. Robinson's 'Director' class 4-4-0 express passenger engine." printed in Great Britain, unused postcard, fresh appearance. Shown with its crest. Colourmaster series. $1.50 r
GREAT CENTRAL RAILWAY. Marylebone (1906). "Turbine S. S. Marylebone Great Central Railway" side view of the ship on sepia-tone Kodak real photo post card, good edges. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size 72-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.75 s(g)r
GREAT FALLS & OLD DOMINION RAILROAD / G. F. & O. D. R. R. "RUINS OF JAIL USED IN GEORGE WASHINGTON'S TIME, at Great Falls, Va., 15 miles from / Washington, D. C., on G. F. & O. D. R. R.--(308)" unused postcard published by J. P. Bell Company for the interurban trolley line. $3.75 v(g)r(g)p
GREAT NORTHERN & CITY RAILWAY. "A LONDON TUBE STATION (GT. NORTHERN & CITY RLY)." with passengers, 4 crewmen in front & a sign at the left pointing to the No. 2 Platform; black & white postcard published by C. Pont & CO., writing on back dates to 1912, minor corner & edge wear, a few tiny scrapes to the front surface. Bought a scant year later by the Metropolitan Railway (London). $5.00 se(l)r*
GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY / GREAT NORTHERN RAILROAD. "2772 - Great Northern Passenger Depot, Bellingham, Washington" trackside, with a few passengers waiting; unused post card published by Edward H. Mitchell, small faint corner crease. $12.00 wmr
GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY / GREAT NORTHERN RAILROAD. "2772 - Great Northern Passenger Depot, Bellingham, Washington" trackside, with a few passengers waiting; unused color post card published by Edward H. Mitchell, small faint corner crease. $14.00 wmr
GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY / GREAT NORTHERN RAILROAD. "5701. Kootenai Canyon showing / Great Northern Train in the distance." color postcard from J. L. Robbins Co., unused, lightly toned back, mild corner & edge wear, faint corner crease & internal crease. $3.75 r
GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY / GREAT NORTHERN RAILROAD. "ALLOUEZ ORE DOCKS, SUPERIOR(sic), WIS." showing the ship C. H. McCullough Jr. (registered 1907 to Interlake Steamship) at Superior Wisconsin of course, unused white-border era postcard, minor ding near corner, fairly fresh. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg format. The docks shown were built for the Great Northern Railroad. $1.50 s(i)s(l)wr(g)#
GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY / GREAT NORTHERN RAILROAD. "Great Northern mountain type locomotive is 58 inches / long, took 1,600 carving hours... " with a side view of the Ernest Warther ebony, ivory & pearl carving displayed at the Warther Museum in Dover Ohio; unused chrome post card, 2 tiny spots of toning on back, otherwise fairly fresh. $2.50 o(d)kmr
GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY / GREAT NORTHERN RAILROAD. "Observation Platform, The New Oriental Limited, / A De Luxe Train, No Extra Fare." with the seal of the Great Northern Railroad on back -- helpful, because it also went over the tracks of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad. The Oriental Limited started in 1905 for the Great Northern, but this is a divided back postcard. So "new" in the caption likely refers to the 1909 extension of the route to Chicago! The write-up in Wikimedia Commons clearly shows this on a circa-1909 postcard without white border, but mistakenly fixes the age at 1924. True, this is a white-border era postcard consistent with 1924, but in fact the printer's code on the back is 29808N, where the N denotes a reprint. To summarize: this is a 1909 viewcard that was reprinted in 1924, quite possibly for the reason specified at Wikimedia Commons--the all-new trainset. Whew! That was hard! $12.00 r(g)r(o)*
GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY / GREAT NORTHERN RAILROAD. "Snow Shed near Horse Shoe Tunnel, / on line of Great Northern Ry." in Washington State, postcard published by Trattner in Seattle, mailedDEC 30 1910, minor rounding to one upper corner, very light toning on back. Surprisingly hard to find! Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged 300-dpi scan (publication quality) in .jpg format for $3.75. r(g)w(h)
GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY / GREAT NORTHERN RAILROAD. "This picture was taken at Berthold. Hello David - This is the engine that goes through hear(sic) about every other day. It has seven drive wheeles(sic) on each side and the other ones only have six on each side." uncaptioned Cyko real photo postcard so we used most of the message; good contrast & focus, slight oxidation suggests circa-1915 age, addressed but unmailed (probably sent under cover), tiny upper corner crease tangential to image, other corner wear is minor. At one time this Great Northern Railway engine #2000 was the largest steam locomotive in the world. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged 300-dpi scan (publication quality) in .jpg format for $3.75. n(b)r(g)
GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY / GREAT NORTHERN RAILROAD. Uncaptioned art showing a diesel-led train in a mountainous setting, well done home-made (and, hence, unique) post card mailed1964 at Osborne Kansas, tiny upper corner crease hard to see from the front. $2.00 r(g)!
GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY / GREAT NORTHERN RAILROAD. Uncaptioned, showing the Empire Builder rounding a curve, well done home-made (and, hence, unique) postcard mailed 1961 from Cumby Texas, small ink smear on back. $1.75 r!&
GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY COMPANY. "GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY, 1922 / The first Gresley Pacific, No. 1470 'Great Northern'." printed in Great Britain, unused post card, fresh appearance. Shown with its crest. $1.50 r
GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY COMPANY. "TELEPHONE ON THE ORIENTAL / LIMITED, GREAT NORTHERN / RAILWAY. SEE AMERICA FIRST." postcard mailed OCT 7 1913 (partial RPO cancel on GN-perfin stamp) to Mrs. John Boldt in East Cleveland Ohio, Great Northern logo on back, two corners crease, noticeable spot of toning at right front, toning near the top back corners. Message from husband: 'My dear / I am sitting at this desk and writing these cards. John' Unusual subject matter that is seldom offered & seldom seen. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged 300-dpi scan (publication quality) in .jpg format for $3.75. tr(g)gi
GREAT NORTH OF SCOTLAND RAILWAY. "GREAT NORTH OF SCOTLAND RAILWAY, 1899 / A particularly handsome 4-4-0 by W. Pickersgill." printed in Great Britain, unused postcard, fresh appearance. Shown with its crest. $1.50 r
GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY (United Kingdom). "Fishguard Bay, with Mauretania discharging" on its only visit in 1909 when it discharged passengers by tender so they could board the Great Western Railway train to London, both breakwaters showing & the station itself; unused post card from Valentine's series, fresh colors, mild corner wear, light album marks at the corners, a host of tiny marks from album contact on the back.$25.00 ws(c)s(o)r*
GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY (United Kingdom). "Fishguard Harbour." with a two-masted ship discharging passengers for the Great Western Railway train to London, several cranes & construction activity in the foreground (therefore circa 1909 or before); unused real photo postcard with toning both sides due to album contact, trivial edge wear. We believe that what appears to be a hairline scratch in the lower right front corner is actually an artifact of the photographic development process, because we cannot feel a surface disturbance. $25.00 wr
GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY (United Kingdom). "GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY / CASTEL CLASS No. 7029 'CLUN CASTLE'" reproduction from a fine art lithograph, made in England, unused post card, brownish paper. $1.00 r
GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY (United Kingdom). "GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY, 1903 / The 'City of Truro', a record breaking design." printed in Great Britain, unused postcard, fresh appearance. Shown with its crest. Colourmaster series. $1.50 r%
GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY (United Kingdom). "THE MAURETANIA IN FISHGUARD HARBOUR. 30-8-09." with the railroad station in the foreground, unused sepia-tone real photo postcard from Charles Edwards the photographer there, low contrast but depth-of-field is decent, toned at the corners & edges by album contact, small triangular piece of one upper corner missing, other edge wear is minor. Hard to find offered in any condition. $20.00 ws(c)s(o)r
GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY (United States). "You don't have to be big to be Great" showing its SW9 diesel #122 at Johnstown Colorado in 1972, unused chrome postcard, near mint. $1.25 rc
GREEN BAY & WESTERN RAILWAY. "Green Bay, haven for ALCO's" showing its C430 diesel #315 & C424 #1-@ at Green Bay Wisconsin in 1977, unused chrome post card, near mint. (2 available) $1.25 each. rw%
GULF, MOBILE & OHIO. "THE FREEDOM TRAIN / 'SPIRIT OF 1776' / A 2,000 Horsepower PA-1 Diesel Electric... / ...it powered / The Freedom Train on its 33,000 Mile Tour of the 4 / States..." chrome postcard from Mary Jayne's, unused, fresh appearance & good edges. $2.00 r
GULLEDGE LUMBER COMPANY (Mendenhall Mississippi) Heisler 1915 steam locomotive, ex Canal Lumber Company #2, at Haines City Florida on January 23 1926. Copyrighted but hard to find 5"x7" black & white photo, high contrast obscures some detail. $5.00 rmfl%
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RAILWAY POSTCARDS & TRAIN PHOTOS
--H TO I RAILROAD COMPANIES
Other railroads: A-D page, E-F, G, J-L, M-R page & S-Z page.
Photograph dimensions in this listing are approximate.
HANNIBAL & ST. JOSEPH RAILROAD. "SEVENTY YEARS OF PROGRESS / IN THE RAILWAY POST OFFICE" picturing the circa 1862 Hannibal & St. Joseph Rail Road US Mail car No. 1 7 & the interior of a then-modern Burlington Route car, black & white multiview postcard furnished for mailing in the Postal Car on the Burlington World's Fair Exhibition Train, unused, back toned extensively, front toning along the bottom edge is light. $4.00 err-r
HARBOR SPRINGS RAILROAD. "Copyright 1906 by the Rotograph Co. / A 7534 Observation Train, Harbor Springs, Mich." unused postcard with undivided back, small spot of light toning on back, otherwise fairly fresh with good edges. This shows the narrow-gauge Harbor Springs Railway, sometimes called 'Hemlock Central'. Looks like a touristy kind of card, right? Well it did haul vacationers in the summer, as seen here, but it was actually a logging railroad throughout the year. Surprisingly hard to find! SOLD RECENTLY m(h)lr(h)
HARTWELL RAILROAD. Sepia-tone 5"x8" glossy photo of its steam locomotive #2 Richmond 47039 2-6-0 at Hartwell Georgia. good focus & contrast. $5.00 rg
HAWAII CONSOLIDATED RAILWAY. Two unused SSSS real photo postcards showing front & side views of a gasoline-powered White Motor Company railbus (number 3 of 3) received by the Hawaii Consolidated Railway (its logo conspicuously on the side) for passenger traffic (tourist & local commuter) near its company shops in Waiakea. The gentleman on the left is Richard W. Filler, HCR Manager. On the right is Ezra Amos May, HCR brake expert who later became yardmaster. By the newness of the vehicle, and by the real photo type, we can date the view to circa 1924-1925. Under magnification we can see that the motorman / ticket-taker's entry from the left side was more narrow than the entry for passengers on the right. Obviously each postcard is one-of-a-kind: no captioning, no photographer attribution & no publisher attribution. One of the 8 corners has trivial wear; back paper starting to brown evenly with age. We have not seen their likes elsewhere. Railbus real photos are rare for any railroad, anytime (these are early) & anywhere. They were meant to provide economical passenger service at times & places where passenger traffic was declining. These belong together in a museum. $400.00 gets them both. h(h)r(h)gg
HAWAIIAN RAILROADS (GENERALLY). See also the excellent Hawaiian Railroad Society website.
HENRY SHOEMAKER CONTRACTORS. Uncaptioned & reduced real photo postcard showing an engine with flatcars before & after it (probably for carrying coal). Lengthy lettering in three lines on the engine is not in the best focus with 3 lines crossing it for extra difficulty but we read all except 2 or 3 characters (indicated by ...) under very high magnification as 'HENRY SHOEMAKER ... / CONTRACTORS / PHILADELPHIA PA.' Henry Francis Shoemaker (1845 - 1918) was a banker, president of the Mineral Range Railroad, chairman of the executive committee of the Cincinnati Hamilton & Dayton, and majority shareholder of the Cleveland Lorain & Wheeling Railroad. Addressing the 2 or 3 letters we cannot read for sure, we find mention of a 'Henry Shoemaker's Co.' in Northampton Pennsylvania mentioned by the Wyoming Historical and Geological Society; Northampton is about 53 miles away from Philadelphia as the crow flies. Rare & important: we could not find the likes of this image when we searched the Internet. $82.50 p(p)g(s)r(h)
HIGH FALLS RAILWAY LINE / HIGH FALLS LINE. "High Falls Line 4/16/10" unused captioned sepia-tone Azo (triangles up) real photo postcard showing a well-dressed gentleman riding the rails on a bicycle stabilized by connections to 2 steel-flanged wheels on the opposite side--a variant of the Coey bicycle attachment (invented & marketed circa 1908) for which we have another offering. Compare the 1917 photograph of the Winton touring car & its passenger trailer, also on steel-flanged wheels, believed to be on this line, shown at www.trainweb.org. This mining line connected the hydroelectric plant at High Falls on the Spanish River to Turbine Ontario (from which Canadian Pacific Railway connections could be made to Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, etc.) Such vehicles could be operated safely by company employees & executives because no passenger trains would be encountered. Rare! Will be sent by first-class not-machineable mail, protected by a reusable acrylic holder to US addresses only. $135.00 r(h)o(h)ub
HOBOKEN SHORE RAILROAD. Wanted to buy--post cards & postal cards relating to this railroad, so that we may restock. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros!
HOCKING-SUNDAY CREEK TRACTION COMPANY. Uncaptioned real photo postcard of its clean & glistening interurban car with dignitaries posed around it, the letters H S and C intertwined in a monogram plain over their shoulders; mailed 3/8/10 from Nelsonville (abbreviated Nels. by sender) with Columbus & Athens RPO handstamp clearly applied, to Greenfield Ohio. Excellent composition, depth-of-field & contrast. Sender writes in part: 'Some class to our new street car'. The line was planned to run from Nelsonville to Athens by way of Doanville, Floodwood & Chaunsey; it was chartered in 1909. Volume 34 of Engineering & Contracting, page 29, reported on November 23rd of 1910 the part of that line was already "completed & in operation for a distance of 3.3 miles from Nelsonville", bonds to be issued for the rest. Sunday Creek was an underground & surface coal-mining area that left a sad environmental legacy. Traffic was mostly coal miners & their families according to George W. Hilton's 'The Individual Interurbans', page 272. The postmark we report here was used on a segment of the Hocking Valley Railway. Probably unique, this postcard has no caption, and no attribution to a photographer or publisher. It is possible that the sender himself amateurishly added some light green & blue color in the background trees to suggest leaves & sky. The best Athens County postcard we have ever seen in anyone's stock. $82.50 n(o)r(h)m
HUDSON & MANHATTAN RAILROAD COMPANY. "CHURCH STREET TERMINAL / SECTIONAL VIEW FROM STREET LEVEL TO STATE / PLATFORMS. HUDSON & MANHATTAN R.R. CO TUNNEL" with a cut-away view showing 3 levels; unused color postcard published by Union News Company, good edges. $10.00 snr&. Same but noticeable wear at the upper right front corner. $9.00 snr
HUDSON & MANHATTAN RAILROAD COMPANY. "HUDSON AND MANHATTAN R. R. CO. NEW YORK // Hudson Terminals, Land View / Church St. façade, 275 ft. high. / 10797" multiview post card with detailed call-outs for the buildings & streets--Park Row Bldg. Fulton St., Fulton Bldg., Day St., etc.--and much more information on back; post card mailed 1909, when the trains were only in their second year. Published by Bosselman, cancel ink on front, mild wear mostly at the upper corners. $6.00 bn(n)r
HUDSON & MANHATTAN RAILROAD COMPANY. "One of the stations and a train / The Hudson and Manhattan Railroad Company Tunnel (McAdoo System) under the Hudson River" unused black & white postcard with undivided back, copyright 1908, paper starting to brown with age, light rubber band mark on back, faint small corner crease not into image. $10.00 nris
HUDSON & MANHATTAN RAILROAD COMPANY. "One tube complete. Work is begun on the other / The Hudson and Manhattan Railroad Company Tunnel (McAdoo system) under the Hudson River" with handwriting below 'Expect to go through tomorrow / Mother', showing more than a dozen workers & some of their equipment; black & white post card circa February 1908, paper starting to brown with age, corner crease not into image, light toning on front. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original postcard area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 nris
HUDSON & MANHATTAN RAILROAD COMPANY. "WILLIAM G. McADOO / PRESIDENT // CHARLES M. JACOBS / ENGINEER IN CHIEF // HUDSON AND MANHATTAN RAILROAD COMPANY" American Photograph Company postcard with undivided back, from the book 'The Hudson and Manhattan Tunnels that they copyrighted in 1908, mailed 1908 in New York City, color missing at the right front edge, a little cancel ink & other toning on front, small upper corner crease, long upper corner crease, internal crease from Jacobs' portrait, back lightly toned. Hard to find--except in the Yost Collection! $7.50 n(m)r(h)gg
ILLINOIS CENTRAL RAILROAD. "1363 ILLINOIS CENTRAL R. R., SHOWING M. & O. FLYER, CAIRO, ILL." with baggage cart, buggy & passengers in the foreground, circa 1910 postcard published by S. H. Dress, trivial edge wear. The Mobile & Ohio Railroad connected by bridge (first use 1889) to the Illinois Central Railroad depot shown here at Cairo. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged 300-dpi scan (publication quality) in .jpg format for $3.75. i(c)r(m)r(i)
ILLINOIS CENTRAL RAILROAD. "'Gimme five.'" showing Black Diamond GP9's #9080 & #9198 going through Tolono Illinois in 1967, unused chrome post card, near mint. $1.25 r(a39)i*
ILLINOIS CENTRAL RAILROAD. "Illinois Central Railroad Bridge over the Missouri River between Omaha, Neb. and Council Bluffs, Iowa" as it looked circa 1938, unused white-border-era post card with minor corner wear. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original postcard area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 irb
ILLINOIS CENTRAL RAILROAD. "The 'dotted rail' rides again." showing its GP38 diesel #9552 with a new nose herald in 1991, unused chrome postcard, near mint. $1.25 r(a40)#*
ILLINOIS CENTRAL RAILROAD. "This is some of the wreck yesterday Feb 16 '10 at Arlington Ky." uncaptioned sepia-tone Azo (triangles up) real photo postcard, so we use the writing on the back. Shows an undamaged I. C. R. R. engine (Illinois Central Rail Road) at the site, quite possibly arriving to help; it ran from Bardwell to Clinton through Arlington. Several people & the mangled remains of a tracked vehicle are prominent. Rare! SALE IN PROGRESS k(a)r(i)
ILLINOIS TRACTION SYSTEM / I. T. S. "EXPRESS SERVICE AT FREIGHT RATES / NO DIRT NO DUST / NO SMOKE NO CINDERS / SHIP BY ELECTRICITY AND SAVE TIME. / 100 CARS OF GRAIN HANDLED FROM THIS ELEVATOR IN THE LAST 90 DAYS" showing the Union Illinois elevator, unused advertising post card, fairly fresh with good edges, just a small spot of light toning on back. $18.00 r(i)i(u)a*
ILLINOIS TRACTION SYSTEM / I. T. S. "FREIGHT TRAIN ON 'ROAD OF GOOD SERVICE'" postcard published by the McKinley Lines of the I. T. S., unused, 2 corner creases, light toning both sides. The engine number is 1565. The McKinley part of the system ran as many as 165 trains daily, and was named after a relative of President McKinley. $10.00 r(i)i(i)a
ILLINOIS TRACTION SYSTEM / I. T. S. "HARRY / BYCROFT / Livery & Sale Stable" with our caption taken from the only legible sign, showing a crowd gathered around a lengthy electric interurban train that had stopped there; unused sepia-tone AZO real photo (triangles point up) postcard. Pencil writing on back puts location at Concord Michigan. We disagree: the Macoupin County coroner reported in 1910 (about the time of this postcard) that a George Dorsey fell to his death at Harry Bycroft's barn in Gillespie Illinois; and Bycrofts live to this day in Gillespie. Also, the Illinois Traction System ran electric interurban service through Gillespie. Probably one of a kind, because there is no caption & no attribution to a photographer or publisher. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 i(g)g(b)g(d)r(i)
ILLINOIS TRACTION SYSTEM / I. T. S. "Illinois Traction Street R. R. Bridge, over the Dam at Ellsworth Park, / Danville, Ill. / E. C. KROPP CO., PUBL. MILWAUKEE, NO. 2842" postcard mailed JUL 26 1908 (clear TOL. & ST. LOUIS TR.5 R.P.O. cancel) to Fostoria Ohio, album impressions at corners, couple small spots of toning both sides. This low-head dam on the North Fork river has been the site of multiple drownings. Hard to find! $12.00 i(d)r(i)b
INDIANA HARBOR BELT. Wanted to buy--post cards & postal cards relating to this railroad, so that we may restock. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros!
INDIANAPOLIS & CONNERSVILLE TRACTION LINE. "One of the Flyers on the I. & C. Traction Line" with Limited car 311 for Shelbyville & Greensburg; postcard mailed 1910 at Indianapolis, album marks on the back, trivial edge wear. Hard to find; none others were offered on the internet when we looked. $12.50 r(i)i(i)
INDIANAPOLIS & CONNERSVILLE TRACTION LINE. "Streetcar that the motorman lost control of came down 10th st. at 90 miles an hour, whirled around twice before it hit the cannal(sic) right in front of our house" real photo postcard showing the Rushville - Glenwood - Connersville local car of the line on its side in the water; mailed by Anna Brown DEC 3 1907 in Connnersville. Eyewitness accounts such as this are rare. Obviously one-of-a-kind: no photographer attribution (she just stepped out of her house), no printed caption (so we used the message instead) & no publisher attribution. A different postcard of this accident - the only other we have seen - had no account of how the accident happened. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 i(c)r(i)d
INDIANAPOLIS & LOGANSPORT INTERURBAN ELECTRIC RAILWAY. Photo the size of a regular post card showing its Limited passing through Logansport Indiana (as determined by a local historian reading the signage). Good focus, contrast & composition. Circa 1901 - 1905. Probably one-of-a-kind: no photographer or publisher attribution, no caption, etc. Prominent signage in the background reads 'Bull Durham / THE STANDARD / OF THE WORLD'. $20.00 r(i)i(i)t
INDIANAPOLIS RAILWAYS, INC. Wanted to buy--postcards & postal cards relating to this railroad, so that we may restock. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros!
INDIAN CREEK VALLEY RAILROAD / INDIAN CREEK VALLEY RAILWAY. "St. Johns Falls, / on Indian Creek Valley Ry." postcard with unevenly divided back published by Killarney Park Association, mailed AUG 25 1912 (clear BALTO. & PITTSBURG TR10 R.P.O. hand cancel) to M. C. Watson in Indiana Pennsylvania, mild corner wear, light toning on back mostly near its bottom edge. Seldom seen, seldom offered. $20.00 p(i)wr(i)
INLAND EMPIRE SYSTEM. "'Shoshone Flyer' Electric Train; / Inland Empire System, Spokane, Wash." post card from M. Rieder, pertinent information on back, mailed 1908 at Coeur d'Alene Idaho (which was connected by this Flyer), minor corner wear. $12.50 wri
INTERNATIONAL RAILWAY COMPANY (In New York and Ontario). "Off for an outing at Olcott Beach." showing the Lockport - Olcott train, undivided back postcard mailed 1906 at Lockport NY, soft corners, slight smearing of the address ink. This part of the company was once the Lockport & Olcott Beach Railway before its merger with several other interurban & street railways to form this company in 1902. Not often seen in condition this nice. $12.50 r(i)n(l)n(o)
IOWA CENTRAL RAILWAY COMPANY and MINNEAPOLIS & ST. LOUIS RAILROAD COMPANY. "______ 190 / Dear Sir: / Have this day forwarded / from_____ / shipper____ / route____..." on a pre-addressed (by printing) & unused government postal card to their commercial agent in Cleveland Ohio, corner crease, slight yellowing of the paper with age. Interesting. $3.25 r
IOWA INTERSTATE. Wanted to buy--postcards & postal cards relating to this railroad, so that we may restock. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros!
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CARDS & TRAIN PHOTOGRAPHS
--J TO L RAILROAD COMPANIES
Other railroads: A-D page, E-F, G, H-I, M-R page & S-Z page.
Photograph dimensions in this listing are approximate.
JAMESTOWN CHAUTAUQUA & LAKE ERIE RAILWAY COMPANY. "Motor Car on J. C. & L. E. R. R., Chautauqua Lake, N. Y." when it was a steam line (before the Broadhead interests converted it to electricity in 1914), postcard mailed at Jamestown circa 1910, minor edge wear, light toning along the bottom back border. Hard to find; seldom offered! $30.00 n(c)r(j)
JAMESTOWN STREET RAILWAY COMPANY. Check number 4750 of the Jamestown Street Railway Company for $98.27 made payable to the Erie Railroad Company on April 28 1913, signed S(elden). B. Broadhead (Treasurer) & A(lmnet). N. Broadhead (President), paid by the First National Bank of Jamestown New York, perforated as paid 5/2/13, neatly separated from a checkbook pad leaving perforated edges at left & top, engraved drawing shows one of their streetcars. $5.00 n(j)sngr
JERSEY CENTRAL. "JERSEY CENTRAL 54 55 / Wearing their original orange and blue paint / scheme / Jersey Central F3 units rest at the / Elizabethport, NJ terminal..." unused chrome postcard from a photo by Stephen D. Bogen. $1.50 rn
JUNCTION VALLEY RAILROAD. Full-color brochure in 8 panels with map, several photos & 2006 schedule of events. The largest quarter-size railroad in the world, it is located in Bridgeport Michigan. $1.00 rm
JUNGFRAUBAHN. "O 8318 Jungfraujoch 3457 m ü. M. / Endstation der Jungfraubahn" real photo postcard from Beringer & Pampaluchi in Zürich, violet boxed handstamp 'Jungfraujoch / 3457 m. ü. M.' at the top back, light pencil writing correctly notes country & could be erased if you wish, internal crease from top center to center, slight oxidation consistent with circa-1930 age, slightly scalloped edges as issued. Between the two highest peaks in the Swiss Alps. $3.50 sr(j)
KENTUCKY & INDIANA RAILROAD COMPANY. "K. & I. R. R. BRIDGE BETWEEN LOUISVILLE, KY. AND NEW ALBANY, IND. V372" showing 2 steamers side-by-side nearby, unused linen post card from the Kyle Company, excellent condition. $5.00 ibr NEW / NEU / NOUVEAU
KERSHAW CONTRACTING COMPANY. Approximately 5"x7" black & white photograph of the Kershaw Contracting Company (Birmingham Alabama) 4-6-0 steam locomotive #6 with tender, copyrighted, hard to find, good detail. $5.00 ra
KILMARNOCK & TROON RAILWAY. "TRINITY CHURCH AND RIVER IRVINE, IRVINE 223543" sepia-tone real photo post card from Valentines, mailed 1959 but an earlier card, nicely composed. Trinity is in Ayrshire. The distinctive 4-arch bridge (shown before its restoration) was built for the Kilmarnock & Troon Railway (the world's first passenger steam railway) and is therefore one of the world's oldest railway viaducts. $5.00 sb(i)r
KING LUMBER COMPANY. See also Cummer Lumber Company, for a relevant photograph.
KIRKFIELD CRUSHED STONE COMPANY (Kirkfield Ontario). 5"x7" black & white photograph (bordered in black) of its Vulcan locomotive, copyrighted, very hard to find. $7.50 rmo%
KOREAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS. Black & white 5"x7" photo of its 2-6-2t steam locomotive at Susaek South Korea in April 1953, dark image with low contrast, copyrighted. $3.75 rs
KOREAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS. Black & white 5"x7" photograph of its 2-8-0 Lima / 45 (ex US Army 5856) steam locomotive at Susaek South Korea in March 1954, good focus & composition, image just a bit dark, copyrighted. $5.00 rs
LACKAWANNA RAILROAD. "Chi., Milwaukee & St. Paul R'y / Performance of Locomotives / Month of May 1886" detailing various costs per mile & other mileage metrics as determined by J. M. Lowry, General Master Mechanic in Milwaukee, to an accuracy of hundredths of a cent per mile(!), expecting an exchange of such information from the addressee, T. Downing Esq. at the Lackawanna Railroad in St. Paul. Mailed 13 1886, trivial edge wear. Very early: the railroad associations debated what metrics to exchange as late as 1891. Railroads operating in comparable geography & climate, as these two did, could and did strike up gentlemen's agreements on their own. The only comparable we could find when searching the Internet was that for the Philadelphia & Reading Railroad in 1888. Belongs in a museum. $10.00 r(c)r(l)w(m)m
LAKE ERIE & WESTERN RAIL ROAD. 1908 real photo postcard mailed from Atlanta Indiana, showing 2 telegraphers. Men's names are not given, photographer is not credited, affiliation is not specified. However, Atlanta was and still is so small it is very unlikely it had two telegraph offices, which means they worked for the Lake Erie & Western Railroad. One-of-a-kind. Yours for $25.00. p(t)i(a)r(l)
LAKE ERIE & WESTERN RAIL ROAD. "West Market showing Interurban Station, / Lima, Ohio." with people boarding (center) a car of the Lake Erie & Western Railroad near Piper's Grocery & Meat Market store (right); post card with unevenly divided back mailed APR 1 1908 ( clear SAND. & PEO. TR4 R.P.O. RMS hand cancel) to Mrs. Dora Roberts in Gloversville New York (next day arrival per auxiliary marking on front) by someone waiting at the depot for the train to Freemont. Made in Germany for publisher M. Weixelbaum in Lima. A little wear at one bottom corner, tiny crease at the other bottom corner. Seen offered but once elsewhere valued just as a postcard at $15.95, but we have an unlisted cancel & need only $12.50. o(l)r(l)-r
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LAKE SHORE & MICHIGAN SOUTHERN RAILWAY. "L. S. & M. S. Depot, / Bellevue, Ohio. 4010 / Pub by J. A. Baker & Co." including some box cars at a siding there, black & white postcard with sky tint, mailed there OCT 28 1910 (clear & complete flag cancel with 1 in stripes) to Miss Nettie Kern in Nevada Ohio, a little cancel ink in the front sky, minor corner wear & rounding. The railroad is the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railway. Surprisingly hard to find & seldom offered. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged 300-dpi scan (publication quality) in .jpg format for $3.75. o(b)r(l)
LAKE SHORE & MICHIGAN SOUTHERN RAILROAD. "L. S. & M. S. Depot, Elyria, Ohio." with Lake Shore & Michigan Southern trains & passengers in station; postcard mailed there SEP 7 1909 (flag cancel) to Owensville Ohio, mild toning to the back, noticeable corner rounding & edge wear. $10.00 o(e)r(l)
LAKE SHORE ELECTRIC RAILROAD. "447 Private Car Josephine at Lorain Ohio" showing the private car owned by the Everett-Moore syndicate (owner of the Lake Shore Electric Railroad which serviced that city), curtained windows throughout & the name Josephine conspicuously on its side; sepia-tone real photo postcard manufactured by the Leiter Post Card Company in Lorain, mailed at Lorain AUG 4 1909, back paper browning with age. An ARGO starch sign can be seen in the background. Young sender commented: 'This is the car that had all the windows broke out of it by a scleet(sic) stom(sic).' meaning sleet storm, of course. Rare. When we visited the internet, no one was offering it & no collector or museum was exhibiting it. $60.00 o(l)r(l)u
LAKE SHORE & MICHIGAN SOUTHERN. "Chicago & New York Limited" circa-1908 sepia-tone souvenir post card from the 'Bachelor' in Cleveland Ohio, very light toning both sides, hint of wear at the left front edge. An elegant way to travel, these gentlemen never had to change or transfer to ferry & ate their meals in sumptuous dining cars instead of stopping en route. $7.50 r(l)
LAKE SHORE RAILROAD. Uncaptioned circa-1910-1918 sepia-tone Azo (triangles up) real photo postcard showing 6 Lake Shore Rail Road trainmen standing before a baggage cart loaded with Uhl Brothers numbered crates ready to ship, exemplary focus & contrast. The Uhl Brothers, important makers of sturdy metal furniture, were located exclusively in Toledo. They moved in 1910 to co-locate with this depot on Dorr Street, so they had no need to ship from any other depot. And they then had no need for wagons to take their products for offloading at railroad sidings; all they needed was a baggage cart, and even small (less-than-wagon-load) orders could go out quickly. Yes, their name had changed to Toledo Metal Furniture Company in 1904. But if you had crates so obviously sturdy & custom-made, and everyone knew who you were, would you have thrown them out? Notice these small crates are not suitable for steel tables, soda fountain chairs, typewriter chairs, or cabinets--some of their larger mainline specialties. Those small crates could have lasted them quite some time. Our surmise is that the picture was taken for an advantageous business reason in 1910: to show visually to any prospective customer that they could now get even small orders to the depot quickly. That is what the image is saying: the railroad represented by these men & the Uhl Brothers business represented by these crates are now just a baggage cart away from each other! The biography of Philip E. Uhl is located at www.onlinebiographies.info if you want to learn more about the business he founded. $37.50 o(t)r(l)a
LAKESIDE & MARBLE HEAD RAIL ROAD. Uncaptioned & unused Cyko sepia-tone real photo postcard showing showing this shortline's engine, tender & caboose read to push cars loaded with limestone from a stone quarry at Marblehead to lake freighters (ultimately to be used by blast furnaces making steel). Some quarry workers, scaffolding & a lift are beneath. Engine & caboose are marked 'NEW YORK CENTRAL LINE' but the more specific marking on the caboose is 'L. S. & M. H.' Trivial edge wear, lightly toned back, 2 pencil lines on back may erase well. Probably one-of-a kind: no caption, no photographer credit, no publisher credit. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged 300-dpi scan (publication quality) in .jpg format for $3.75 o(m)r(l)q
LAKE SUPERIOR & ISHPEMING. Wanted to buy--post cards & postal cards relating to this railroad, so that we may restock. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros!
LANCASHIRE & YORKSHIRE RAILWAY. "LANCASHIRE AND YORKSHIRE RAILWAY / 2-4-2 SIDE TANK ENGINE No. 1008. DESIGNED BY JOHN ASPINALL" reproduction from a fine art lithograph, made in England, unused, fresh appearance. $1.25 r
LANCASHIRE & YORKSHIRE RAILWAY. "MILKING BRIG, GOLDEN VALLEY, HEBDEN BRIDGE / L. & Y. RAILWAY" showing a small bridge in West Yorkshire, postcard with the railway's insignia prominently at the top back center, back explanatory text printed in French, trivial wear at 3 corners. $4.50 e(h)br(l)*
LEBANON-THORNTOWN TRACTION COMPANY. "Lebanon-Thorntown, Ind. Traction Co. Pub. by E. S Harvey, Lebanon, Ind." showing the 'Dorothy' one of only 2 double-ended coaches used throughout the short (1905 - 1926) life of the interurban. Their route was also short, passing only through Hazelrigg. Postcard mailed 1910, one upper corner creased faintly 3 times in the sky, the other upper corner with a small crease, a bit of rounding to the bottom corners. It is possible that Dorothy Wood, daughter of the founder, is the lady standing prominently at its side. Definitely rare. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 i(t)i(l)r(l)i(h)
LEHIGH VALLEY RAILROAD. "Corner in Dining Car / on the Black Diamond Express // Kitchen in / Dining Car" postcard with exceptionally realistic colors, attractive design & undivided back, mailed 25 MAY 1906, Lehigh Valley logo at the top left of back, small bottom corner crease not into the images. Black diamond refers to the anthracite coal it principally transported. The Wikimedia Commons has the small dining room image, but not the kitchen. Rare. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged 300-dpi scan (publication quality) in .jpg format for $3.75. r(l)ic
LEHIGH VALLEY RAILROAD. "Zebras in Pennsylvania" showing its GP38-2 diesel #323 on the route of Black Diamonds in 1974, unused chrome post card, near mint. (2 available) $1.25 each. r
LINCOLN & BILLINGS. Almost complete LINCOLN & BILL. E. D. RPO / TR 74 SEP 22 1943 cancel on 1-cent Jefferson postal card to Mascoutah Illinois, faint upper left corner bend, noticeable lower left corner crease. This is a division of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railway in Wyoming. $2.50 r-rw
LITTLE PALMETTO RAILROAD (Kings Mountain, South Carolina). Wanted to buy--photographs & postcards showing its equipment, so that we may restock. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros! rs
LIVERPOOL & MANCHESTER RAILWAY. LIVERPOOL AND MANCHESTER RAILWAY, 1829 / The 'Rocket' built by Robert Stephenson / and winner of the Rainhill trials." post card printed in Great Britain, unused, fresh appearance. Colourmaster series. $1.50 r%
LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY. LONDON AND NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY / CLASS A1 No. 4472 'FLYING SCOTSMAN'. DESIGNED BY SIR NIGEL GRESLEY" reproduction from a fine art lithograph, postcard made in England, unused. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size 72-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50
LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY. "...The Flying Scotsman / Flying white flags, this handsome visitor from the / U.K., glossy green coal-fired LNER 4-6-2, was / caught at speed while touring California / ...in 1971" unused post card, near mint. $1.25 r
LONDON & NORTH WESTERN RAILWAY COMPANY. "'DUKE OF CONNAUGHT' / FLEETWOOD & BELFAST SERVICE" showing the ship underway, with the railway company crest at the lower right; unused black & white post card, album impressions at the corners, minor toning from album contact, trivial wear at one corner. $7.50 s(l)r
LONDON & NORTH WESTERN RAILWAY COMPANY. "HOLYHEAD HARBOUR & STATION HOTEL. / S. S. 'HIBERNIA' LEAVING FOR DUBLIN." from Wales, black-and-white postcard with the crest of the Railway in the upper left corner, messaged & addressed on back, but stamp steamed off to reveal a January 1905 date printed in the stamp box by the Railway, light toning both sides, mild wear to the corners. The ship was registered to the London & North Western Railway. Please note: this ship is not the Hibernia owned by British & North American Royal Mail Steam Packet Company in earlier times. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original postcard area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 s(l)wr
LONDON & NORTH WESTERN RAILWAY COMPANY. "Holyhead. North Western Hotel -- S. S. Hibernia leaving the Harbour." post card from the Peacock Series, printed in Saxony, neat writing at the top & bottom front edges dates to August 1908. Sometimes referred to as TSS Hibernia, she sailed for the London & Northwestern Railway. $7.50 wr(l) NEW / NEU / NOUVEAU
LONDON & NORTH WESTERN RAILWAY COMPANY. "L. & N. W. Ry / S S SCOTIA / (Running between England & Ireland via Holyhead & Dublin)" showing the ship underway with a masted ship in the distance; post card mailed 1904 but stamp removed, minor corner & edge wear, one corner creased twice (not too noticeable from the front). $8.00 s(l)r
LONDON & NORTH WESTERN RAILWAY COMPANY. "LONDON AND NORTH WESTERN RAILWAY, 1911 / A 'Prince of Wales' 4-6-0, a very successful design." postcard printed in Great Britain, unused, fresh appearance. Shown with its crest. Colourmaster series. $1.50 r%
LONDON & NORTH WESTERN RAILWAY COMPANY. "No. 6 Zeebrugge / Hull Boat 'Duke of Clarence" showing it at a wharf near a railcar & crane, sepia-tone post card mailed 1960 in Great Britain, small tear closes well & is hard to detect from the front in the clouds, minor wear at one corner. $4.00 s(l)rb
LONDON & NORTH WESTERN RAILWAY COMPANY. "ROCKET AND TENDER" with the railroad's logo at the upper left, early Tuck postcard (photo London, typo Berlin, L.N.W.R. Series), unused, spotty yellowish toning on back, minor wear to an upper corner. The original Rocket, designed by Stephenson, was made in 1829 and influenced railroad engine design for over a century. $7.50 r(l)t
LONDON & NORTH WESTERN RAILWAY COMPANY. "S. S. Anglia / Direct Service between Holyhead & Dublin / The Most comfortable route between London & Dublin" showing a side view of the ship underway, crest of the railroad company owner at the upper left; color post card mailed from London to Massachusetts in 1905, 2 corner creases (1 is small), mild corner & edge wear, internal crease from the top edge, lightly toned both sides. $8.50 s(l)r
LONDON & NORTH WESTERN RAILWAY COMPANY. "S. S. Cambria / Holyhead & Dublin Service / Quickest Route London, Birmingham, Manchester & Dublin / (L. & N. Railway)" showing the ship underway, postcard used 1907 (writing on both sides), both sides toned a bit, corner & edge wear. $7.00 s(l)r
LONDON & NORTH WESTERN RAILWAY COMPANY. "S. S. 'DUKE OF CLARENCE' / FLEETWOOD AND LONDONDERRY SERVICE" showing the ship underway, with the railway company crest at the lower right; black & white post card mailed 1904 but stamp removed, 2 small corner creases, lightly toned front, mild corner wear. $6.00 s(l)r
LONDON & SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY COMPANY. "147 SAINT-MALO. -- Départ pour Jersey du 'Victoria'. -- LL." black & white carte postale with writing on its green back, tiny corner bend, minor wear to 3 corners. The ship was registered in 1896. $6.00 s(l)fjr
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LONDON & SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY COMPANY. "LONDON AND SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY / CLASS T3 No. 563. DESIGNED BY WILLIAM ADAMS." reproduction from a fine art lithograph, postcard made in England, unused, trivial wear at one corner. $1.25 r
LONDON & SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY COMPANY. "The Empress Dock, Southampton" including 3 large ships, color post card of British manufacture, very late usage MAR 9 1960 at Ocean City Washington (2 different types of cancels there), two noticeable areas of dark toning in the sky. The dock opened in 1890 after it was financed by the London & South Western Railway Company. $3.75 er
LONDON, BRIGHTON & SOUTH COAST RAILWAY COMPANY / LBSC. "LBSC 237" with our caption taken from the side the manned steam locomotive itself, unused real photo postcard with glossy finish & crisp focus, light toning both sides. Necessarily 1922 or earlier & hard to find! $12.50 r(l)e(l)
LONDON, BRIGHTON & SOUTH COAST RAILWAY COMPANY / LBSC. Sussex (1896). "NEWHAVEN - DIEPPE / s.s. SUSSEX" showing the Sussex which was registered in 1896, with interesting history of the ship printed on back; unused continental postcard in excellent condition showing it underway. The ship that rescued passengers from the sinking P&O liner Oceana, it later served in the French Navy. $2.75 s(l)r
LONDON, BRIGHTON & SOUTH COAST RAILWAY COMPANY / LBSC. "Terrier" quality 7"x10" modern color print showing its Brighton works DS377 locomotive close-up, copyrighted history & technical details in English on the back. Ready to frame: three punch holes in margin could be matted out. $3.75 r
LONDON, CHATHAM & DOVER. Wanted to buy--other postcards of this railway. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros! *c
LONDON, MIDLAND & SCOTTISH RAILWAY. Empress (1888). "The Calais Boat. Dover" docked with passengers about to unload & board; color post card mailed from Enfield Middlesex 1906 to Philadelphia Pennsylvania (deficiency in address auxiliary marking in violet) forwarded to Riverton New Jersey. 2 corners creased (1 is small), toning near back edges, extensive writing on the front which was permitted at that time. $6.50 s(l)e(d)r
LONDON, MIDLAND & SCOTTISH RAILWAY. "LONDON, MIDLAND AND SCOTTISH RAILWAY, 1943. / The rebuilt 'Royal Scot' which included many / new features and the Stanier taper boiler." printed in Great Britain, unused, fresh appearance. Shown with its crest. Colourmaster series. $1.50 r
LONDON, TILBURY & SOUTHEND RAILWAY. "LONDON, TILBURY AND SOUTHEND RAILWAY, 1907-9 / Thomas Whitelegg's 4-4-2 express tank engine 'Thundersley'." postcard printed in Great Britain, unused, fresh appearance. Shown with its crest. $1.50 r
LONG ISLAND RAILROAD. "Dashing commuter Diesel" showing its ALCO C420 #224 at Oyster Bay Yard in 1976, unused chrome post card, near mint. $1.25 rn#
LONG ISLAND RAILROAD. "L. I. R. R. STATION, BAY SHORE, L. I." Photochrome postcard printed in the United States, published by the American News Company, mailed circa 1917 (indistinct cancel), message in Czech, light toning both sides, a little cancel ink in the front sky, noticeable corner & edge wear. SOLD RECENTLY n(b)r(l)
LONG ISLAND RAILROAD. "Long Island Railroad Terminal, Long Beach, Long Island, N. Y. / L.I.L. 95 K1497" linen postcard mailed 1963 from Bethpage New York, a few spots of cancel ink in the front sky, small tears within the left front border due to postal equipment, other edge wear is minor. Hard to find in any condition. SOLD RECENTLY n(l)r(l)
LONG ISLAND RAILROAD. "Shedule(sic) in Effect 12.01 A.M., June 19, 1960 // Long / Island / Rail Road / Time Tables" 44-page booklet, approximately 8-1/2" x 11" when unfolded, minor edge wear. Covers Albertson, Amagansett, Amityville, Aquebogue, Auburndale, Babylon, Baldwin, Bayport, Bay Shore, Bayside, Bellaire, Bellerose, Bellmore, Bellport & all other stops (too numerous to mention). Includes information about routes, adjustment of fares, children, forwarding of baggage, baggage allowances, dogs, lost articles & much more. $7.00 rn(l)
LOS ANGELES LIMITED. See also our other Union Pacific Railroad listings.
LOS ANGELES PACIFIC RAILWAY. "Scenic Railway and Bath House, / Venice, Cal." with a large crowd standing outside the nearby restaurant, railroad equipment not shown; unused post card from the Los Angeles Pacific Railway, back paper browning evenly with age, long internal crease most easily seen from the back, tiny corner crease. $4.75 c(v)r(l)
LOS ANGELES PACIFIC SHORT LINE / LOS ANGELES THOMPSON SCENIC RAILWAY. "The Trackless Trolley / First in America / to Bungalow Land / in Laurel Canyon Los Angeles" with a side view bearing a passenger who paid the 10-cent fare, unused postcard published by Jack Parsons, advertising for the balloon route excursion of the Los Angeles Pacific Short Line & rides on the L. A. Thompson Scenic Railway at Venice. Sign in the background reads 'WELCOME TO / BUNGALOW INN'. Noticeable corner wear, other edge wear is minor, light uneven toning on the back. Bungalow Land was promoted as an area for vacation homes, for a just a few years after 1910; instead, permanent residents were attracted & built more than bungalows! Rare: when we searched the Internet no one was offering another example. $40.00 c(l)ur(l)
LOUISIANA & ARKANSAS RAILWAY COMPANY. "L. & A. R. R. SHOPS, MINDEN LA. / 119151" white-border era postcard, fresh & unused. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original postcard area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 lr
LOUISVILLE & NASHVILLE RAILROAD COMPANY. "CH-76 / THE FAMOUS ENGINE GENERAL - CIVIL WAR / LOCOMOTIVE." post card with pertinent information on back about its history & restoration, unused chrome from a photo by Walter Cline. $1.50 rc
LOUISVILLE & NASHVILLE RAILROAD COMPANY. "Louisville and Nashville Railroad Bridge over Ohio River, / Cincinnati, O." including an interurban passing over it, Americhrome postcard published by The Cincinnati News Company, mailed FEB 8 1912 (clear CLEVE. & CIN. TR23 R. P. O. hand cancel), multiple creases, a lot of wear along the right front edge. As is. $2.00 o(c)r(l)
LOUISVILLE & NASHVILLE RAILROAD COMPANY. "LOUISVILLE & NASHVILLE RAILROAD COMPANY. / Office of the General Freight Agent, Louisville, Ky. 10/15 1901 / I beg to advise that the following cards, loaded with Pig Iron, have passed over our / line and have been delivered to our connection at point indicated." indicating a transfer to the Cincinnati Hamilton & Dayton at Cincinnati, postal card mailed at Louisville OCT 15 1901 to the Dayton Globe Iron Works, same-day receiving mark on front. $5.00 r(l)k(l)o(d)
LOUISVILLE & NASHVILLE RAILROAD COMPANY. "SEARCHLIGHT ON THE ISLAND QUEEN / GOING UNDER THE L. & N. R. R. BRIDGE / AT NIGHT, CINCINNATI" postcard mailed SEP 16 1914 (HINTON & CIN. TR4 R.P.O. RMS hand cancel) to Miss Beatrice Remforth in Proctor West Virginia, long bottom corner crease, upper corner crease, other noticeable edge wear, ugly uneven toning on back. The railroad is of course the Louisville & Nashville. Not often offered in any condition. $2.75 o(c)r(l)s(r)
LUDINGTON & NORTHERN RAILWAY. "Dummy Train at Epworth, Ludington, Mich." loaded with passengers & including small boats nearby, postcard with undivided back from E. C. Kropp, writing on back, album marks on front, brownish paper, small scrapes in sky area. This view shows Lincoln Lake at the right. The destination for the tourists on the Ludington and Northern Railway train was Ludington itself (a short distance away). $7.00 m(l)m(e)r
LUDINGTON & NORTHERN RAILWAY. "Greetings from Epworth Heights, Mich. The Dummy" showing the Ludington & Northern train so nicknamed pulling away from the depot fully loaded, passing by boats for rent (per the sign on the right); bi-fold postcard mailed 1909 from nearby Ludington to Steven G. Fortune in Columbus Ohio, two halves separated & toned on back. Most Epworth Heights postcard were fold-outs like this, but the halves that have come apart are sometimes mistakenly offered as complete by uninformed dealers. Rare: we could only find a print of this being offered; but why not own the real thing? SOLD RECENTLY m(e)r(l)
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