Friday, November 27, 2009

Early Railroad

Early postcards have always fascinated me. Especially when the subject matter is railroading. I like them best when the trains are in action and traveling through great American landscapes.

Here are a few from my personal collection. The first postcard is postmarked 1922 and shows the SP railroad ferry (info below). The others date between 1900 and 1920.

Southern Pacific Railroad - Ferryboat "Solano" Port Costa
Benicia, California - Largest Ferry Boat in the world.

San Francisco Bay - The San Francisco Belt Railroad had slip at Pier 43 which allowed interchange with the Northwestern Pacific, the Western Pacific, and the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe railroads.

Suisun Bay - The Central Pacific Railroad built a ferry that operated between Benicia and Port Costa, California from 1879 to 1930. (Southern Pacific)

Cape Horn and American River, California
Ogden Route - Southern Pacific Railroad.

Mt. Washington and Mt. Adams from Frankenstein
White Mountains, New Hampshire.

Sacramento River at Shasta Springs, California.

1 comment:

Major Pepperidge said...

Trains on a ferry, amazing!