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Posted 03/27/2016   6:05 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bookbndrbob to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here is a scene of Hamburg's elevated commuter rail service. The train is moving over the Alster River, which is non-tidal and second in importance to the Elbe.

The postmark "Benutzt die Luftpost" means "use air mail".

The Hamburg post office was at 1 Muenzstrasse at the main railroad station.




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Posted 03/27/2016   6:15 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Trainwreck to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here is the modern view of "Union Street--Looking North From Bridge, Bellaire, O."



The building in the distance may be one of those shown on the post card.

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Posted 04/30/2016   10:15 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GregAlex to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I can add a bunch later, but here are two of my favorites. First, a funicular railway -- Angel's Flight in Los Angeles. This little railway operated from 1901 to 1969, when it was demolished for safety issues. But it was so beloved that Angelenos rebuilt it in a slightly different location and it is back in operation today.



The other is of the ferry "Solano" -- Southern Pacific's water link across the San Francisco Bay. The vessel carried an entire train of up to 48 cars across the bay! She was in service from 1879 to 1930, when a railroad bridge was complete, after which the Solana was scrapped and scuttled to create a breakwater near Antioch, CA.

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Railroading and RR modeling is another one of my hobbies. The Boston & Maine ran right thru the middle of our farm in Bedford, Mass. They used to give us rides to Concord!

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Posted 05/04/2016   2:55 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add MeadowviewCollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I found these three train wreck postcards on eBay. I haven't been able to find any mention of this wreck in the local newspapers. The backs are blank too.

I know Lucerne was on the Milwaukee Road line.

I wonder how many postcards were in this set? I have #'s 1, 8 and 9.





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Lucerne, Missouri is on a rail line to Milwaukee, Wisconsin?

Or is the Milwaukee Road Line otherwise named?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_...%E2%80%9329) ... not here, so probably a simple derailment
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"Milwaukee Road" was a marketing name used by the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad, and Lucerne was adjacent to its main line from Milwaukee to Kansas City.
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cjpalermo is correct. The first depot on the C.M. St. Paul & Pacific main line in Missouri was at Powersville. Lucerne had a depot as well.

Somewhere on a USB drive I have a map saved that shows all the various railroads crossing Missouri, Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin and maybe a few other states. I'll see if I can locate it. I know I also have pictures of the depot at Powersville and Lucerne.

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Here's the 1887 map



Here's a website that shows most of the depots along the main line to Kansas City http://www.missouridepots.com/rail-...ist.htm#MILW

The depots at Powersville and Lucerne are identical design wise. A long freight house and a two story "house"--the lower being the office and living quarters above. I recall reading the C.M. St. P & Pacific used this layout in other states.

These two depots along with most of the others along this line were sold off and demolished. The rail line remains in use.

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This train doesn't go through Lucerne, but it does pass through Bern. This old, Swiss card shows the BLS Loetschbergbahn, or Bern-Loetschberg-Simplon railway. This was the largest private, standard gauge network on the Swiss rail system throughout the 20th century. Although it was a private system, the Canton of Bern owned most of the stock in the company.

This card is dated 14 October 1913, from the Brig rail station p.o. View shows the train stopped at Blausee, with the peaks of Fisistock, Balmhorn, and Altels labelled.




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The Lucerne, MO railroad station as it looked in 1957:

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Here's a train I'd love to ride! The Union Pacific Streamliner. The specs are on the front and it has an Green River & Portland RPO on the back. I also like the sender's comment: "This is some train. Smooth as glass -- like an Oldsmobile."



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Curiously, that train design was said to be a failure. Here's an interesting read on the design:

http://streamlinermemories.info/?p=143
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Very nice and informative thread.

A Cachet Craft - Ken Boll, 1950 FDC Scott # 993 block of four.

The stamp and drawing are "Honoring Railroad Engineers of America".


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I love the railroad postcards.Mainly the real photo depots in small towns
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