These postcards show New York Central passenger trains pulled by Diesels painted in the “lightning stripes” scheme used in the late 1940s and 1950s. The first has a photo of a train along the Hudson River heading for New York City with West Point in the background.
The second has New England scenes with an image of Diesels pulling a passenger train. The back of the card says there is a “a vacation spot for everyone” in old New England. Apparently, for some people, leading a team of oxen hauling logs is considered a vacation. Who knew?