Great Train Stations Postcards

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Created exclusively for Trains magazine, this collectible set of 50 Great Train Stations Postcards features photography by legendary Classic Trains and Trains magazine contributors.
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Created exclusively for Trains magazine, this collectible set of 50 Great Train Stations Postcards features photography by legendary Classic Trains and Trains magazine contributors.

Explore the spectacular architecture and interiors of these iconic structures built as rail hubs along busy passenger routes. Display as art or send a note to your fellow railfan!

This postcard set includes:

  • 50 premium quality 4" x 6" card matte finish postcards, each featuring a landmark rail terminal
  • Amazing photography with a brief description of the location, name, date built, and a brief description.
Reviews

Once you’ve hit a certain age, you’ve probably been around the U.S. enough to have seen a variety of America’s train stations, and some of the really memorable and historic stations as well. In the 1960s and onward, railroad stations and rail facilities were being demolished on a large scale in the U.S., especially smaller railroad stations. Many stations were no longer needed, and railroads didn’t want to maintain and pay taxes on them. Kalmbach's new 50-postcard variety pack features 4" x 6” black and white photographs printed on heavy white cardstock, picturing some of the best U.S. landmark rail stations and terminals.

Having a set of picture postcards of these celebrated structures can bring back good railroad memories and also show you stations you’ve likely not been able to visit. Some of these stations and terminals have been demolished or altered, and this package of cards is a nice tribute to these railroad structures and scenes of the past.

Included in the package is the Atlanta, Georgia Terminal Station built in 1910, the Boston North Station of 1928, the Illinois Central Station in Chicago built in 1893, as well as Chicago's Union Station built in 1925 which served the Pennsylvania, the Burlington, the Gulf, Mobile & Ohio, and the Milwaukee Road in 1954. Additional cards feature Cincinnati's Union Terminal built in 1933, Cleveland’s Union Terminal, Camden Station in Baltimore used by the Baltimore & Ohio, Denver Union Station, South Station in Boston, Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal built in 1939 and Pennsylvania Station located in New York, among others. There is a nice mix of photographs from different areas of the country, as well as Quebec, British Columbia and Ontario, Canada.

On the back of each photo it reveals the year the station was built and what railroads served that station/terminal in 1954. This is an interesting way to learn about these historical structures.

—Don Heimburger, Heimburger House Publishing Co.

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