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Here is a postcard of the Charles City Western Railway McKeen Car.  This photo was taken in Charles City, Iowa.

McKeen Motor Car Charles City Western Railway #51

Courtesy of Don Ross, Don’s Railroad Page

Here is a postcard where the McKeen Motor Car Company had the name of the railroad printed on the postcard and was supposedly the car.

McKeen Motor Car Charles City Western #51 postcard
Courtesy of Don Ross, Don’s Railroad Page

Now compare that to the postcard below, it has the same trees and everything, but when the plates for this postcard were made, the “Union Pacific” and was replaced with “Charles City Western RY.

mckeen postcard U.p. -1
Courtesy of the Madison Kirkman Postcard Collection

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