Saturday, March 7, 2009

Reno & Las Vegas Nevada Railroad Depots on Old Antique Vintage Postcards

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My last article was on downtown Reno Nevada so today we are leaving Reno and heading to Las Vegas Nevada. The first view below is from a 1937 Curt Teich linen postcard showing the Southern Pacific Railroad Depot in Reno Nevada with the train arriving in the station while passengers await anxiously to board. In keeping with my effort to help you recognize the little extras in postcard views that can add to the value of the post card, be sure to notice the man on the bicycle next to the railroad crossing signal, the train engine number is 4102 and in the upper left corner is the sign on top of the Overland Hotel just behind the depot.

The next postcard is a 1940 Curt Teich linen postcard showing the arrival "City of Los Angeles" Streamliner "LA-1" which had both Pullmans and reserved seat coaches between Chicago Illinois and Los Angeles California, arriving at the Union Pacific Depot in Las Vegas Nevada. Extra goodies on this postcard are the train which can be specifically identified and the Art Deco design of the Railroad Depot. Both are very important extras which will attract more collectors to this postcard and thereby increase its value. The printed information on the back of the card claims that "this is the world's first streamlined, completely air conditioned railroad passenger station". Both of these post cards can be found in my Nevada listings along with 10,000 additional postcards on my website Moody's Postcards.

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