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First Train on New SP&S Welded Rails

Photograph showing 2 men standing next to a locomotive. The locomotive has a sign taped to it that reads, "First train on new SP&S welded rails, 77 miles John Day Dam relocation, Corps of Engineers." The man on the left wears a military uniform and a name tag that reads, "Yates." The man on the right wears a hard hat and points toward the locomotive. Stamp on the back of the print for Jim Vincent, Staff Photographer, The Oregonian.

Vincent, James Colin, 1931-2018

Portland Zoo Railway Station, Washington Park, Oregon

Photograph of the Portland Zoo Railway station, located in Washington Park in Portland, Oregon. A sign on top the building reads "Oregon Railroads" and there are smaller signs for Spokane, Portland & Seattle Ry., Northern Pacific Railway, Union Pacific Railroad and other rail lines. A small portion of the Zooliner train is visible on the left. The Oregon state flag flies above the building.

SP&S Train Passing a Train Yard

Photograph of an SP&S train passing a train yard. The train yard is in the foreground, and there are multiple rows of train wheels on the ground. There is an orchard in the background. Stamp on the back of the print indicates the date March 19, 1957 while a handwritten note on the back indicates the date March 20, 1957. Stamp on the back for Photo-Art Commercial Studios.

Photo-Art Commercial Studios (Portland, Or.)

Showing Great Northern Dome Equipment

Photograph of 3 men standing inside a dome car on a Great Northern Railway train. They all wear suits. The 2 men on the left and right smile at each other while the man between them looks off to the left. The man on the left wears a badge that reads, "F.G.(?) Holmes, Passenger Traffic Manager, St. Paul." The man on the right wears a pin that reads, "United Fund Volunteer." Handwritten note on the back reads, "Showing of GN Dome Equipment at Union Station Nov. 1, 1955."

Retirement of Railroad Conductor O.A. Johnson

Photograph of 4 railroad employees standing in front of a train. They all smile at Railroad Conductor O.A. Johnson, who stands second from the left. Johnson shakes hands with the man on the far right. Handwritten note on the back of the print reads, "Retirement of O.A. Johnson - Aug. 1, 1954. Left to right: C.H. Krauspe - Brakeman, O.A. Johnson, H. Waldhelm - Brakeman, J. Stetson - Pullman Conductor." Stamp on the back for Photo-Art Commercial Studios.

Photo-Art Commercial Studios (Portland, Or.)

Contractor's Special to McNary Dam

Photograph of a group of people wearing hard hats outside a building at McNary Dam on the Columbia River. Behind them is an SP&S Empire Builder train. The train is at the base of a bluff. Handwriting on the back of the print reads, "Contractors special to McNary Dam. Thursday, June 3, 1954."

Contractor's Special to McNary Dam

Photograph of 4 men wearing hard hats and standing in front of an SP&S train. Two of the hard hats are labeled, "Visitor." They look at the camera and smile. Handwritten note on the back of the print reads, "Left to right: Bill Harding - Mgr. A. GC., Bill Crosbie, Bill Fry, Frank Amerata. Contractor's special to McNary Dam, Thursday, June 3, 1954."

Train Derailment on the Deschutes River, Maupin, Oregon

Photograph of a derailed train on the Oregon Trunk Railroad on the Deschutes River near Maupin, Oregon. One railroad car hangs over the bank of the river in the background. Several people observe the damage near a wrecking crane. This train derailed on January 31, 1954 when it hit a rock slide. Typed note on the back of the print reads, "Derailment on Oregon Trunk at M.P. 56, January 31, 1954." Stamp on the back for George Lindsay, 212 Federal Street, The Dalles, Ore. February 1, 1954." [The Oregonian published a story about this train accident on February 2, 1954. It features another photograph of the accident taken by George Lindsay.]

Lindsay, George, 1907-1994

Train Derailment on the Deschutes River, Maupin, Oregon

Photograph of a derailed train on the Oregon Trunk Railroad on the Deschutes River near Maupin, Oregon. One railroad car is partially submerged in the river while another hangs over the bank of the river. Several people observe the damage. This train derailed on January 31, 1954 when it hit a rock slide. Typed note on the back of the print reads, "Derailment on Oregon Trunk at M.P. 56, January 31, 1954." [The Oregonian published a story about this train accident on February 2, 1954. It features another photograph of the accident taken by George Lindsay.]

Lindsay, George, 1907-1994

Dinner in Honor of E.B. Stanton

Photograph of a group of men in suits, sitting around a large table. The table is set for dinner and all of the men look at the camera. Typed note on the back of the print reads, "Dinner given in honor of Mr. Stanton by his close associates of the Spokane, Portland and Seattle Railway Company at the Arlington Club, January 14, 1953. Those present were as follows, reading from left to right:
T.L. Padden - Treasurer
A.J. Hunt - Asst. to the Vice President and General Manager
W.P. Gibson - System Master Carpenter
W.T. Cowan - Superintendent Dining Cars
T.E. Fanning - Safety Supervisor (sic)
J.A. Cannon - General Superintendent Motive Power
H.W. Shields - Assistant Traffic Manager
C.A. Hart - General Counsel
E.B. Stanton - Vice President - Executive Department, Northern Pacific Ry.
J.C. Moore - Vice President
W.P. Garrett - Right of Way and Tax Agent
E.H. Showalter - General Manager
E.P. Straughan - General Roadmaster
G.F. Ehlen - Traffic Manager
D.I. Clough - Superintendent Communications and Signals
N.S. Westergard - Assistant to the General Manager
L.W. Albertson - Comptroller
W.J. Sheehan - General Claim Agent
C.F. thomas - Secretary and Chief Engineer
G.R. Williams - Purchasing Agent
J.L. Monahan - Superintendent
A.G. Marble - Chief of Personnel"
Stamp on the back for Photo-Art Commercial Studios

Photo-Art Commercial Studios (Portland, Or.)

Engineer Charles W. Miller After Last Train Run with SP&S

Photograph of Train Engineer Charles W. Miller standing with 2 other men in front of an SP&S locomotive. Miller is in the middle. Handwritten note on the back of the print reads, "Picture taken at Portland Oregon Union Station on arrival SP&S #1 - April 27, 1952 with Engineer Charles W. Miller completing his last run before retirement. From left - Condr. L.S. Rosendaul; Miller; J.A. Cannon, Gen'l Supt. Motive Power."

Railroad Delegation for Retirement of Conductor F.P. Allen

Photograph of 4 railroad employees standing in front of a train. The second from the left is Railroad Conductor F.P. Allen, who wears his uniform. The other 3 men wear suits with hats and trench coats. Typed note on the back of the print reads, "Part of railroad delegation on arrival SP&S train No. 1 Portland Union Station March 18, 1952 on the occasion of retirement of SP&S conductor, F.P. Allen: J L Monahan, Asst. Superintendent F P Allen, Conductor A J Hunt, Asst. to Vice President and General Manager
H W Shields, General Passenger Agent." Stamp on back for Alfred A. Monner, photographer for the Oregon Journal.

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Railroad Delegation for Retirement of Conductor F.P. Allen

Photograph of a group of men standing in front of an SP&S train. Most of the men wear suits, hats, and trenchcoats, except for 2 men who wear railroad conductor uniforms. The 6th from the left is Railroad Conductor F.P. Allen, who is retiring. Typed note on the back of the print reads, "Railroad delegation on arrival SP&S train No. 1 Portland Union Station March 18, 1952 on occasion of retirement of SP&S conductor, F.P. Allen: W.T. Cowan, Superintendent of Dining Care
A.G. Marble, Chief of Personnel
J.H. Jones, Manager N.P. Terminal Co. H. Stall, Pullman Conductor
J.L. Monahan, Asst. Superintendent
F.P. Allen, Conductor
A.J. Hunt, Asst. to Vice President and General Manager
O.A. Johnson, Conductor
B.P. Bennett, Chairman O.R.C. and Conductor
E.A. Blew, Retired Conductor
B.E. Kennelly, Chairman B.R.T.
D.R. McDougall, Conductor
H.W. Shields, General Passenger Agent"
Stamp on the back for Alfred A. Monner, photographer for the Oregon Journal.

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Employee in the SP&S Machine Section

Photograph of a female employee working in the SP&S machine section in Portland, Oregon. An open box on a table in the foreground is labeled, "Remington Rand Sealed Edge Tabulating Cards." The employee appears to be working with these cards at a machine. There are several Remington Rand machines to the left. Handwritten note on the back of the print reads, "SP&S Machine Section Portland, Summer 1952."

Employee in SP&S Machine Section

Photograph of a female employee working in the SP&S machine section in Portland, Oregon. She looks down at papers on a table and operates a tabulation machine with her right hand. She is likely auditing SP&S disbursements. Handwritten note on the back of the print reads, "Machine Room SP&S Aud of Disb Office, Portland, Summer 1952."

Engineer Albert Myles Aboard the Empire Builder, SP&S

Photograph of Train Engineer Albert Myles leaning out of a locomotive cab and waving his left hand in the air. Handwritten note on the back of the print reads, "Veteran Engineer Albert Myles arrives 'on time' at Portland, Oregon Union Station on the SP&S Empire Builder Sept. 19, 1951, completing last run on his 71st birthday." Stamp on the back for Alfred A. Monner, photographer for the Oregon Journal. This photograph was published in the Oregon Journal on September 19, 1951.

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Engineer Albert Myles Celebrates His Last Run on the Empire Builder, SP&S

Photograph of Train Engineer Albert Myles smiling as he shakes the hand of J.A. Cannon on the left. They stand in front of an SP&S locomotive. Myles' wife stands on the right and a little girl stands in front, looking up at Cannon. Handwritten note on the back of the print reads, "General Supt. Motive Power J.A. Cannon congratulating Veteran Engineer Albert Myles on completion of his last run on his 71st birthday Sept. 19, 1951. Mrs. Myles and their granddaughter look on - in front of the Empire Builder locomotive." Stamp on the back for Alfred A. Monner, photographer for the Oregon Journal.

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

SP&S passenger train in Rainier, Oregon

Photograph of an SP&S diesel locomotive 800 pulling a train down Main Street in Rainier, Oregon. The Pastime Tavern, Hotel Rainier, and Rainier Theater are visible on the left. Handwritten note on the back of the print reads, "SP&S passenger train no. 21 westbound on Main Street of Rainier, Ore. enroute from Portland to Astoria and Seaside, Sept. 18, 1951." Stamp on the back reads, "Carl E. Vermilya, Staff Photographer, the Oregonian, Portland, Oregon."

Vermilya, Carl E., 1923-1977

SP&S Train No. 21 at Astoria, Oregon

Photograph of people walking away from a train at a train station in Astoria, Oregon. The group includes 2 nuns. Handwriting on the back of the print reads, "SP&S train no. 21 at Astoria, Ore. Passenger station, Sept. 18, 1951." Stamp on the back for Carl E. Vermilya, Staff Photographer, The Oregonian.

Vermilya, Carl E., 1923-1977

Engineer Ben Anderson in Cab of Diesel Locomotive, SP&S

Photograph of Train Engineer Ben Anderson sitting in the cab of an SP&S diesel locomotive. He holds his hands on the controls and looks to the left of the camera as he smiles. Handwritten note on the back of the print reads, "Engineer Ben Anderson in cab of diesel-electric locomotive No. 800 on SP&S passenger train No. 21 enroute Portland, Ore. to Astoria and Seaside, Sept. 18, 1951." Stamp on the back for Carl E. Vermilya, Staff Photographer for the Oregonian.

Vermilya, Carl E., 1923-1977

Railroad Conductor D.R. McDougall Registers an SP&S Train

Photograph of Railroad Conductor D.R. McDougall holding a watch in his left hand and taking notes in a notebook with his right hand. Handwritten note on the back of the print reads, "Conductor D.R. McDougall registering SP&S train No. 21 in at Warrenton, Ore. passenger station, Sept. 18, 1951." Stamp on the back for Carl E. Vermilya, Staff Photographer for the Oregonian.

Vermilya, Carl E., 1923-1977

Engineer Ben Anderson in front of Diesel Locomotive, SP&S

Photograph of Train Engineer Ben Anderson standing in front of an SP&S diesel locomotive. His left hand rests on the locomotive. Handwritten note on the back of the print reads, "Engineer Ben Anderson in front of Diesel - Locomotive No. 800, Train 22 at Astoria, Ore. Sept. 18, 1951." Stamp on the back for Carl E. Vermilya, Staff Photographer for the Oregonian.

Vermilya, Carl E., 1923-1977

Railroad Conductor, Engineer and Fireman Compare Watches

Photograph of a railroad conductor, engineer, and fireman standing beside a train and looking at their watches. The fireman stands behind the 2 other men, hanging on the side of the train. A sign for Warrenton is visible in the left background. Handwritten note on the back of the print reads, "Condr. Dan McDougall, Engineer Ben Anderson and Fireman John Carroll compare watches at Warrenton, Ore. beside train No. 21, Sept. 18, 1951." Stamp on the back for Carl E. Vermilya, Staff Photographer for the Oregonian.

Vermilya, Carl E., 1923-1977

Line Change on the SP&S Railway

Photograph showing 2 railroad routes. On the right, a railroad track winds around the side of a mountain. On the left, a railroad bridge crosses a steep area of the same mountain. A few automobiles and a piece of construction equipment sit near the tracks on the lower right. Typed note on the back of the print reads, "Line change - S.P.&S. Ry. Co. Sep. 8, 1951." Stamp on the back reads, "Taken by Wyatt S. Peck for Natt McDougall Company." Second stamp indicates this is a Kodachrome enlargement made by Kodak on November 1, 1951.

Peck, Wyatt S.

Washing an SP&S Locomotive

Photograph of 2 men standing at a water pump station as water shoots out of various pipes onto an SP&S locomotive. One man holds onto a lever that controls the water pressure, while the other man looks on. Water comes out of 5 different pipes at various heights.

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