This latest installment of For Train Lovers Only brings you some restored postcard images from a retired railroad worker here in the village who generously allowed us access to his collection. We had a ball and especially love the stark futuristic feel of the Pennsylvania Railroad locomotives below. And check out the 1883 Brighton Beach Railway map to Coney Island and other hot spots of the day. Click on the photos below. Stay tuned for more.
--The USPS apparently did a series of Train & Locomotive postcards in 1999--and Toys and Stuff has them; here are a few of the most recent links:
--We just LOVE this Lionel Wild West Lone Ranger train--click on the link and scroll down the page http://www.bigtrainstore.com/o_gauge/o_gauge.htm
--UPDATED: GRAND CENTRAL STATION, a little known fact http://www.hodinkee.com/blog/grand-central-station-clocks-fast
SEE MORE 2013 FOR TRAIN LOVERS ONLY HERE: http://www.everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/02/for-train-lovers-only-2013-6.html
AND FOR AN INDEX TO THE 2012 FOR TRAIN LOVERS ONLY SERIES, click on the link http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/10/final-installment-index-for-train.html
AND IF YOU FIND YOURSELF IN CROTON IN THE SPRING, SOME UPCOMING RAIL/TRAIN LECTURES AT THE CROTON LIBRARY VIA CROTON FRIENDS OF HISTORY http://www.crotonfriendsofhistory.org/