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 Posted: Sat Apr 11th, 2020 05:16 pm
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Is there a preferred way of protecting postcards?





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I keep mine in acid free plastic pages sized just for postcards. 

I categorize into four wheel trolleys, PCCs, work cars, open cars, etc., and such. 
I also keep and album of duplicates to SOMEDAY trade with a fellow collector. 

Sorry to say that trolleys are such a thing of the past,
there is little interest in them, except for us old guys. 

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 Posted: Sat Apr 11th, 2020 09:26 pm
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Surely mostly those who have memories of their own are interested in trolleys...

We here in Europe have a few streetcar systems that were in full operation all the time,
so we still may watch them.

Alas, there never were many models available...

Most guys want to have REAL TRAINS,
and not a little car which lonely trundles along city streets.

Lack of streetcar tracks didn't help either.




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We have modern LRV systems here.

My reference was to the trolleys and interurbans of years ago,
which are the memories of my older generation.

I rode the Philadelphia streetcars as a very young child,
and built my first trolley layout when I was ten years old (65 years ago).

I love trolleys, models of them, and books about them.
Thanks for posting on this thread.

Regards, Dave L.

PS - I do have some cards of Austrian trolleys.


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Same with me.
When I was a boy, we still rode creaking wood bodied single truckers,
often two and three car trains....

Then came the Duewag types that resemble PCCs....
They are phased out now, and are replaced by Ultra Low Floor coaches.
Effective but butt ugly.




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First electric postcard.





Ordered some of those plastic sleeves.




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Great!

Now you have another hobby within a hobby.

Are you just doing CA lines or trolley cards in general?   

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I think I'll stick with mostly California,

or at least try and keep it restricted to the western US.

That is... until I find something really interesting.




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Michael, is your collection now just the one card?

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I have a few other postcards of Death Valley and the Virginia & Truckee Railroad.

I'm sure I have other postcards tucked away somewhere from past vacations.

Somewhere? 

Where?




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