155 Years of Railroad Logos

Binghamton wore the funnel markings of the DL&...
Binghamton wore the funnel markings of the DL&W (left) before 1960 and of the Erie-Lackawanna RR (right) at the end of her career. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
By Christopher Lotito

Graphic Designer Christian Annyas has made available a collection of 100 American railroad company logos dating from 1845 to 2000.  It's quite impressive to see the development of railroad art over the years including a brief foray into the art deco style followed by a later move towards badge style logos with the name on the circumference.  A short narrative is also provided:
A view of the restored and repainted Pompton P...
A view of the restored and repainted Pompton Plains Station in Pompton Plains, New Jersey. A former semaphore pole and telegraph pole show the age of the station, originally built in 1872. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


To walk through some beautiful railway company art of our very own, don't forget to visit the historic Pompton Plains Station, now the Pequannock Museum, located on Evans Place and open from Noon to 3 the 2nd and 4th Sunday of every month!
Logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Christopher Lotito is a member of the Pequannock Historic District, Open Space, and Flood Control Advisory Commissions as well as the author of  "Torrent," a book about flooding in the region.  Lotito's personal mission is to reduce new taxes, drastically reduce flooding, and preserve more green spaces for our children.  Christopher Lotito Profile

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