Those are great! Thanks for sharing.
Confucius say, "Young man not know much".
ANA LM-3799; CONECA L-216; OHNS LM-59; SUSCC R-4005.
Coins stored in bank safe deposit box.
Nice accurate vignettes. I have seen some later ones that were technically wrong.
Thanks for that! Back when he was the president of Krause, ANA president Clifford Mishler had a talk he gave on the growth and development of the hobby from his experience. He said that specialization continues. I do not see a STOC (Society of Trains on Obsoletes Collectors), but it is an interesting theme. There was a just a topic here or elsewhere "Transportation" on banknotes: huge... like "Coins with Eagles." But this is more focused, a doable collection, and narrow enough to engage the actual engines and lines. (Especially if later ones are technically incorrect, as noted by ProofArtOnCircs above.)
I found a couple on my notes that I thought I'd share. These are both small vignettes engraved in the 1830s, hence the very early locomotives. Look how closely the passenger cars resemble stagecoaches. That's effectively what they were, simply attached to railroad wheels.
Great Vignettes everyone! Great idea for a thread.
Gsalexan - I really like the old coaches represented in yours. I had to buy one that had a similar vignette, but not quite as nice, of course. I can't find the single picture now, as I'm at work, but I'll link to an article I wrote about it here: http://www.banknoteden.com/TMFOM%20Michigan%202.htm
Nice link -- I like the photo of the actual B&O coaches. Would love to ride in one, but I'm not sure they'd make a very comfortable journey.
I have added a few new train vignettes to my collection.
This is not a rare note, though it has been tough for me to find one in a grade that I could actually see the train.
This note is very common but usually in poorer condition than this one. I have not seen one with out the cancellation and if anyone has a lead on one.... send me a PM This note also has a lot of history as the engine pictured is the "General". It was commissioned specifically for the Western & Atlantic rail road and was involved in the "Great Locomotive Chase" during the civil war. I have written an essay about it and will post it at a later date once I have all of my pictures on one computer.
I actively collect, buy and sell US minted Philippine coins from 1903-1945. I am interested in anything during this period, Albums, Coin sets, Proof sets, collections, original rolls and bags, books, pictures, Cullion Leper colony coins etc...
Not an obsolete, but the train theme instantly made me think of this note (check out the awesome watermark):
From the American Bank Note Company...
forever 5 years old