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Posted 10/15/2013   2:19 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bujutsu to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This is a railway line known as the "Portage Railway". it is believed to be one of the world's shortest railway runs. Some sources say two miles, others, one mile. This railway closed down many years ago, but, did have a 'reborn again' ceremony about five or six years ago. One of the original engines was brought back to use on it as well.

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Posted 10/15/2013   2:49 pm  Show Profile Check Nells250's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Nells250 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
MORE nice additions! Regarding Salem MA, the story linked to above is actually nearby to the card's location, near the current MBTA trackage. The area shown in the card is just a road now, with tracks underneath: http://binged.it/1689f7k
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The Lake of Bays Railrad Limited would make a great model railroad study / theme. Passengers and freight, wharfs, steamer ships, great scenery.
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I agree Puzzler

Oddly enough, since it has been rejuvenated, I have not gone up to take the trip. The location is only about 16 miles (28 KM) North of me.

I will post other cards as time permits.

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Edited by Bujutsu - 10/15/2013 9:21 pm
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Posted 10/16/2013   10:19 am  Show Profile Check Nells250's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Nells250 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Those little Canadian steamers are CUTE!
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Posted 10/27/2013   01:10 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampfan9 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
One more for the topic.





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stampfan9 - I love your Union Station! I grew up in Chicago and so enjoy seeing the "old" places on post cards. Thanks for sharing this one...
Your post card is even cooler because of the "Fred Harvey" on the building!
So what's the date, if any on this card?
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Posted 10/27/2013   12:43 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampfan9 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Kathey, Thanks for the kind words. Unfortunately it is unused with no date noted.
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Posted 10/27/2013   1:46 pm  Show Profile Check Nells250's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Nells250 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Neat, so there were "Harvey Girls" in there!
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Posted 10/27/2013   2:57 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wt1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I can't speak for the exact date the postcard was printed, but if this eBay listing is any indication, it appears that it was World War II era (circa 1942-1943):

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1942-Postca...350909613281
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wt1 - Once again you are the history/background specialist!
I have learned so much from your research.
Thank you!
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Posted 11/17/2013   06:50 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampfan9 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A few more for the topic.



Cincinnati Ohio Union Terminal.















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Edited by stampfan9 - 11/17/2013 08:23 am
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Posted 11/17/2013   12:29 pm  Show Profile Check Nells250's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Nells250 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Useless fact for the day: Everyone always likes to say "Union Station", or "Grand Central Station". Thing is, not every one of these massive stations should be called that. In fact, many are/were TERMINALS. The tracks stopped/started there, they didn't go "though" or "past". I didn't know this until I became a railfan. Now I know better..... BUT "taxi to the station" sounds a lot nicer than "taxi to the terminal"!

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Posted 11/17/2013   2:13 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bujutsu to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It does sound better Nells250, not so 'terminal'. <G>

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Edited by Bujutsu - 11/17/2013 2:14 pm
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How about railroad related postal cards? This one is from Guatemala.
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