A great way to share travel adventures with friends and family back home, railroad postcards were a popular item in the first quarter of the twentieth century. Common subjects included new railroad bridges and stations (depots), route scenery, luxurious railcar interiors, and even collapses, crashes, and trains getting stuck in various predicaments. Collectors look for strange locations, specific railroads ('roads') and routes, rarity, condition and visual appeal. Railroad postcards are relatively plentiful (since people used to keep them as souvenirs) and can therefore be affordable.


Best of the Web (“Hall of Fame”)

Railroadiana Online

Railroadiana Online

If you've ever wondered how to tell real from fake railroad china, or how brass baggage tags originated, this extre… [read review or visit site]

Carthalia

Carthalia

Andreas Praefcke's postcard collection of theatres and concert halls worldwide. Showcases 3700 images of over 1810 … [read review or visit site]

Tall Tale Postcards

Tall Tale Postcards

Don't let this one get away from you. This 'unbelievable' collection, from the Wisconsin Historical Society, featur… [read review or visit site]



Clubs & Associations

Other Great Reference Sites

Most watched eBay auctions    

Rppc Of Trolley At Fast Shore Railroad Station - Pleasantville Nj - 1911 Rare!Tientsin China Depot Railroad Train Station Street Car 1918 Rppc Photo PostcardSaluti Da Taranto, Children On Train, Old Coloured Postcard, UnpostedAntique Pere Marquette Train Wreck Shelby Michigan July 28, 1912 #16 Rppc Time Jaederen Train At Station, Bellessn's Hotel People Norway PostcardCa Truckee Railroad Rotary Snow Plow RppcPostcard - Missouri Pacific Railroad Depot, Weeping Water, Nebraska, RppcPostcard - Union Pacific Railroad "the Challenger", 1930sPostcard - Union Pacific Railroad "the Challenger" & "portland Rose" 1930sVintage - Great Northern Railway - Chief Smokes In His Sleep - Postcard - UnusedRppc~railroad~steam Train At ~west Union, Wv "doe Run Bridge" 1904-18~pcVintage - Great Northern Railway - Chief Good Voice - Postcard - UnusedMenu-postcard - Northern Pacific Railway, Breakfast, 1937Vintage - Great Northern Railway - Chief 4 Eyes - Postcard - UnusedGreat Northern Railway - Chief Not Afraid Of Iron Horse - Postcard - UnusedVintage - Great Northern Railway - Chief Heap Good Firewater - Postcard - UnusedVintage - Great Northern Railway - Chief Long Nose - Postcard - UnusedVintage - Great Northern Railway - Chief Hungry Wolf - Postcard - UnusedVintage Santa Fe Railroad Postcard, Princeton, Kansas 1913Rppc Postcard Rock Island Train Depot Melcher Ia IowaNm Edith Railroad Engine With Train Of Lumber Bridge #16 Rppc Ca. 1910Vintage - Great Northern Railway - Chief Two Wives - Postcard - UnusedVintage - Great Northern Railway - Chief Scalps His Enemy - Postcard - UnusedIl, Beardstown Cb&q Railroad Engine 1000 Ca. 1910 RppcPostcard Hands Across The Sea Three Ships Titanic? Two Trains Gwr King EdwardReal Photo Belfast Ny Construction Of Arch And Railroad Trestle Postcard C1908Rppc - New Railroad " Freight House " Warsaw, New York 1916Real Photo Postcard Railroad Yards & Water Tower, Three River, Michigan 1909Nashua, Nh-photo-railroad Postcard-kodak People Boarding 'flying Yankee' TrainVintage Unused Real Photo Post Card-- Ford Kansas Cri&p Train DepotP25 - Postcard Album Trains, Steam Engines, Buses Circa 1905 To Modern - 140 PcsRppc Of The Train / Railroad Station - Hightstown Nj - C.1915Vintage - Great Northern Railway - Chief Bites Off His Nose - Postcard - UnusedRppc,us Army Truck Train;w.h.horne Co. Photo Pc;1915 Elpaso, Texas;azo Stamp BoPort Gibson,mississippi,claiborne County,court House,1906 Railroad Canel,rppc57272 Argentina San Carlos De Bariloche Station Train Estacion De Tren PostcardVintage Rppc - Railroad - Old 53 Logging Steam Engine - 1909No.66 Penn. R.r. Brocton, N.y. Rppc.Vintage Train Postcard Norfolk & Western Railroad Yard Bluefield West Virginia 281 1910 Postcard Logging Train Leaving Camp Near Pensacola Fl Railroad RrSalt River Station Postcard By P S & Co - Cape Town - Africa - RailwayVintage Real Photo Postcard Passenger Train Stanley, North Dakota 1914Postcard - Northern Pacific Railway, Stagecoach In Yellowstone Park, 1900s1913 Tobyhanna Pa Rppc Dl&w Rr Station * Soldiers On Horses Railroad DepotDonald Mcgill Postcard 1910s Railways Barry Island Train Letter Theme No 825Old Bristol Vt Postcard, Railroad Train Depot, StationVintage Postcard Third Avenue Williamson West Virginia Train Railroad Tracks PcSanta Fe Train Depot Rr Station Advertisement 1908 Photo Postcard Escondido CaStorm Approaching Mt Lowe Postcard Railway Railroad Yard Los Angeles County CaVintage Postcard Williamson West Virginia N & W Railroad Train Yard & Shops RrJunglinster La Gare Bahnhof Train Station Cafe 1918 Luxembourg PostcardKicking Horse Canyon Bc Canada~steam Locomotive Train Rounds Curve~1915 RppcBurma, Mandalay: Railway Station - Scarce 1920's Postcard!R.r. Station East Milton, Mass Real Photo Postcard-rppc 1275-1916 Kruxo-trainReal Photo Postcard (rppc) No. 8 Log Train In Wanakena, New YorkEarly Rppc Sao Paulo A Santos Brazil Postcard Train Rr Railroad Station Qq9754Railroad Bridge Building - Steam Engine Power Rppc Real Photo Postcard C. 1918 Steam Locomotive & Car # 11 On O & E Railroad RppcWestern Usa River Town & Depot View - Idaho ? Rppc Real Photo PostcardRrpc - C & E. I. Rr Depot - Milford, Ill. - Railroad Depot Post Card - Unused