Railroad Postcards in the Age of Steam

Johnson interview , September 23 , 1993 ; The Official Guide of the Railways ( New York : National Railway Publication Co. ... Palmer and Harvey Roehl , Railroads in Early Postcards : Volume One , Upstate New York ( Vestal , N.Y .

Author: H. Roger Grant

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 0877454655

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

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Out of the tradition of those long-gone days of great, heaving steam locomotives and endless rail lines comes this remarkable selection of vintage cards, a treasure trove selected from John Vander Maas' consummate collection at the University of Iowa Libraries. This lavish volume is the first general book-length work devoted to the once-ubiquitous railroad picture postcard. It comprises an introductory essay and an album of cards. The former fully examines the nature of the postcard craze, which reached its zenith about 1910, and discusses why images of American railroads played such an important part in the card phenomenon. The album divides an engaging assortment of more than 150 representative views into five sections: "Trains and Rolling Stock," "Depots and Railway Structures," "The Railroad Corridor," "People and Railroads," and "The Lighter Side of Railroading." Railroad historians, train enthusiasts, postcard collectors, and all other readers will find much to interest them in this selection of images. Not only are the cards themselves visually striking, but they convey a sense of how important railroads once were to the nation's citizenry. The sight of steaming locomotives and the hustle and bustle associated with "train time" caused hearts to quicken. These feelings made views of railroad scenes popular with buyers of postcards and now with latter-day railroad fans and card collectors.
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Railroads in Early Postcards

...give(s) readers a stirring sense of place in which the history of an era springs to life and captivates one's imagination.-- The Quoddy Times

Author: Stephen Boothroyd

Publisher: Vestal PressLtd

ISBN: 1879511045

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 114

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...give(s) readers a stirring sense of place in which the history of an era springs to life and captivates one's imagination. The Quoddy Times
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The Illinois Central Railroad In Kentucky As Seen Through Postcards

FOREWORD The Illinois Central Railroad in Kentucky as Seen Through Postcards is a book aimed at a broad spectrum of readers. First and foremost, the story should be of interest to those concerned with the development of rail ...

Author: Charles H. Bogart

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780359970537

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Railroads in Early Postcards Upstate New York

."..a fascinating history lesson of both railroads and upper New York State."-- Travel Collector

Author: Richard F. Palmer

Publisher: Vestal PressLtd

ISBN: 0911572872

Category: Photography

Page: 112

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."..a fascinating history lesson of both railroads and upper New York State."-- Travel Collector
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Delaware and Hudson Railway

BIBLIOGRAPHY Catella , James T. Our Hometown Railroad . Main Street Print Shop , 1993 . ... Stray Poems and Early History of the Albany and Susquehanna Railroad . ... Railroads in Early Postcards : Volume One , Upstate New York .

Author: Marilyn E. Dufresne

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738573906

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

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The Delaware and Hudson Railway has a grand and glorious history that began in the coal mines of Pennsylvania. The Delaware and Hudson Canal; Gravity Railroad; the Stourbridge Lion, the first locomotive in America in 1829; and the Albany and Susquehanna Railroad provided the necessary stepping stones for successfully transporting anthracite by rail to New York State. In 1906, the massive roundhouse was built in Oneonta during the glory days of steam power, and in 1931, the company became known as the Delaware and Hudson Railway. Today the railroad serves as a "bridge line," providing an important link in moving heavy freight. Delaware and Hudson Railway enlightens rail fans with historic photographs and rekindles the nostalgia for the great railroad era.
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Railroad History

the integration of these bankrupt railways other subjects , early colonization , pioneerinto a single line . ... Edmonton , Alberta Rail Mail : A Century of American Railroading on Picture Postcards , by Geoff Stunkard .

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105123422730

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Railroads in the Heartland

These features are often reflected in the images in this heavily illustrated book, which depicts the spare but strong pioneering spirit of the enterprise.

Author: H. Roger Grant

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 0877456003

Category: Photography

Page: 181

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Historians of midwestern railroading during the early part of the twentieth century have generally focused on the production of railroad company histories while ignoring the regional view. Fortunately for railway historians and buffs, coincidentally with the zenith of the Railway Age, the national fad for producing and mailing postcards was at its height. Millions of cards, including "real-photo" images, were produced between 1905 and 1915. Roger Grant has selected more than a hundred representative picture postcards to visualize the principal themes and characteristics that gave this dynamic industry its distinctive regional features. By the turn of the century, the railroad map of the Midwest was unequaled. Anyone who examined it carefully sensed that this was the vital center of America's massive network of steel rails. Depots erected in the western prairie environment were spartan, with only minor decoration, but those in the Midwest usually mirrored more ornate New England styles. These features are often reflected in the images in this heavily illustrated book, which depicts the spare but strong pioneering spirit of the enterprise.
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