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A ship anchored at the port terminals in Vancouver, Washington

A ship anchored at the port terminals in Vancouver, Washington. The S. P. & S. Railway grain elevators are visible in the distance. "Luckenbach" is painted on the side of the ship and smoke is coming out of its central stack. The handwritten description from the back of the photograph reads, "Port terminals, Vancouver, Wa. and SP+S Railway Company grain elevators with bulk storage capacity of 2,852,000 bushels. Leased to Archer Daniels Midland Company."

Loading a Propeller onto Railroad Car at the Doran Company, Seattle, Washington

Photograph showing several workers loading an propeller onto a Great Northern railroad car. Writing on the back of the print reads, "Loading a 46,400 pound propeller for an auxiliary aircraft carrier on a Great Northern car at the Doran Co. - Seattle, Wash." Two stamps on the back indicate that if this photograph is reproduced, credit must be given to Hedrich-Blessing Studio, based in Chicago.

Hedrich-Blessing (Firm)

Jefferson Square - Longview, Washington

Photograph of Jefferson Square, also known as R.A. Long Park, in Longview, Washington. Typed label on the back of the print reads, "A portion of Jefferson Square, the civic center of Longview, Washington and of the flower beds in adjoining blocks. Jefferson Square is a six-acre park in the heart of Longview on which only buildings of a monumental character may front. On this picture are shown the first two of these buildings - Hotel Monticello, a six-story structure of 200 rooms each with bath and the Longview Public Library, a gift to the city." Writing on the bottom of the print reads, "Z.B.2379."

Wreck of Northern Pacific Railway Freight Train

Photograph of a man looking at a wrecked car of a derailed Northern Pacific freight train. Behind him, another railroad car is derailed. Handwriting on the back of the print reads, "NP Freight - wreck just west Snake River: Engr Reiber was killed." Stamp on back of print reads, "This picture view printed by MARCELL. 512 Main St., Vancouver, Wn."

Engine 902 and Freight Train, Washington

Photograph of engine #902 pulling a freight train. A man stands on top of one of the railroad cars. Black smoke pours from the top of the locomotive. Typed note on the back of the print reads, "Engine 902 and freight train east of Lamont, Washington." Stamp on the back for Angelus Commercial Studio.

Angelus Commercial Studio (Portland, Or.)

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.)

Aerial View of the Long-Bell Lumber Company - Longview, Washington

Aerial photograph of the Long-Bell Lumber Company in Longview, Washington. Typed label on the back of the print reads, "Airplane view of the greatest lumber manufacturing plants in the world, the operations of the Long-Bell Lumber Company at Longview, Washington. The two units shown here are operating on double shifts, turning out 1,800,000 feet of lumber daily. Buildings of these units cover 78 acres with roofing. Between the two units is the power plant which has a capacity of 18,000 kilowatts. Its two stacks are each 300 feet high. On the Columbia river can be seen a portion of the 200 foot lumber export dock which was partially under construction when the picture was taken." Writing on the bottom of the print reads, "L.B.A.8."

Children and Adults Pose on SP&S Locomotive

Photograph showing several children and adults posing on the front of an SP&S steam locomotive #700. One adult and child are still climbing the locomotive and have their backs turned to the camera. Handwriting on back of print reads, "Wishram excursion." Stamp on the back of the print reads, "W. LC. May 20 1956."

SP&S passenger train and railroad station in Vancouver, Washington

Photograph of SP&S Train no. 4 at the passenger station in Vancouver, Washington. A sign on the front of the train indicates this is the Columbia River Express. A sign on the train station reads, "Western Union Telegraph and Cable Office." Handwritten note on the back of the print reads, "Spokane, Portland, and Seattle Ry. Co. Passenger Station and SP&S Train no. 4, Vancouver, Wn. 'Garrett' - 1944."

Welded Rails for Railroad Tunnel Construction, Kentucky

Photograph of 2 men standing on either side of a railroad track. In the middle of the track are several rails to be used for railroad construction. Likely taken near Fort George Wright near Spokane, Washington. Handwritten note on the back of the print reads, "Don Thomas, roadmaster on right. Conductor on Work Extra on left. Welded rails to be layed in tunnel just west of Ft. Wright. Please return to JvW." Stamp on the back reads, "W.J.C. Jul 20, 1953."

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.

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.

Mountaineers on Mount Adams, Washington

Photograph showing 9 mountaineers sitting in a grassy area below the summit of Mount Adams in Washington. Handwritten note on the back of the print reads, "Bird Creek Meadow at timber line of Mount Adams. 12,307 feet elevation. Group of mountain climbers in foreground. Photo by C.C. Hutchins." Handwritten label on the front of the print indicates a copyright by C.C.H.

Hutchins, C. C.

View of Hood River and White Salmon on the Columbia River

Photograph showing a view of Hood River, Oregon on the south side of the Columbia River and White Salmon, Washington on the north side of the river. Taken from a hillside above Hood River and looking east up the Columbia River Gorge. The Hood River Bridge crosses the Columbia River. Typed writing on the back of the print reads, "Looking down Columbia River Canyon - Hood River & White Salmon, Wash. - SP&S Ry." Stamp on the back for Angelus Commercial Studio.

Angelus Commercial Studio (Portland, Or.)

The Oregon Pony Locomotive and SP&S Railway Steam Locomotive #910 in Vancouver, Washington

Photograph showing a large SP&S Railway Steam Locomotive #910 on the left, next to the "Oregon Pony" locomotive on the right. The former is much larger than the latter. Two men stand on the front of the locomotives and gesture at each other. Typed note on the back of the print reads:
"The Oregon Pony and SP&S Ry. Steam Locomotive #910 at Vancouver, Wash. shops of the SP&S Ry. - August 1950. The Oregon Pony was built at San Francisco in 1862 - the first locomotive built on the Pacific coast - shipped to the Cascades of the Columbia where operated at the portage 1862-64 - the first locomotive in the Pacific Northwest. Later used by grading contractor, David Hewes, in San Francisco who donated it to the state of Oregon. In 1905 exhibited at the Lewis and Clark Fair in Portland. In 1931 placed on pedestal in front of Union Station. In 1950 participated in Cenaqua Celebration at Vancouver, Wash. after which it was repaired and painted at the SP&S shops at Vancouver and returned to the pedestal in front of the Portland Station. Comparative Data: Oregon Pony: Built - 1862, Vulcan Iron Works, S.F.
Total length over couplers - 14 ft. 3.5 inches
Total weight - 9700 pounds
SP&S #910:
Built - 1944 American Locomotive Works, Schenectady, N.Y.
Total length over couplers - 126 feet, 2.25 inches
Total weight - 1,081,000 pounds"
Stamp on the back for Photo Art Commercial Studios.

Photo-Art Commercial Studios (Portland, Or.)

Visitation of School Teachers to SP&S Railway Company

Photograph of a group of approximately 30 people standing in front of a building. Most of the group are women. Everyone looks at the camera. Typed note on the back of the print reads, "No. 190 - Visitation of Vancouver, Wash. School Teachers to SP&S Ry. Co. Shops, Round house, Storerooms, and new Diesel Shop. Approximately 60 teachers were present. Picture shows one group of 30 teachers. Oct. 19, 1949."

Empire Builder Train on the Columbia River, Washington

Photograph of Great Northern Railway's Empire Builder train traveling on a railroad track next to the Columbia River near Wenatchee, Washington. The train driver can be seen peering through the window. Typed note on the back of the print reads, "Great Northern Railway's new Empire Builder along the Columbia River near Wenatchee, Wash. The 12-car streamliner, drawn by a two-unit diesel locomotive, has a 45-hour schedule for the 2,211-mile run between Chicago and Seattle. Through a connecting train it also provides 45-hour service between Chicago and Portland. From: Public Relations Dept., Great Northern Ry., St. Paul, Minn."

Hedrich-Blessing (Firm)

United Nations Victory Special Train, North Bonneville Station, Washington

Photograph of SP&S United Nations Victory Special Train at North Bonneville Station in the Columbia River Gorge, Washington. On the left, passengers walk down a ramp to the train. On the right, passengers stand outside beside the train. Typed note on the back of the print reads, "File 87-80. United Nations Victory Special Train at North Bonneville Station, SP&S Railway Company, June 29, 1945. Train carried over 200 delegates enroute home from the United Nations Conference held San Francisco April 25 to June 26, 1945."

Ordeman, Les T. (Leslie Thomas), 1906-1991

United Nations Victory Special Train, North Bonneville Station, Washington

Photograph of SP&S United Nations Victory Special Train at North Bonneville Station in the Columbia River Gorge, Washington. A large crowd of passengers exit the train and walk toward a ramp in the distance. The mountains of the Columbia River Gorge are in the background. Typed note on the back of the print reads, "File 87-80. United Nations Victory Special Train at North Bonneville Station, SP&S Railway Company, June 29, 1945. Train carried over 200 delegates enroute home from the United Nations Conference held San Francisco April 25 to June 26, 1945." Stamp on the back for Les T. Ordeman Photography.

Ordeman, Les T. (Leslie Thomas), 1906-1991

United Nations Victory Special Train, North Bonneville Station, Washington

Photograph of SP&S United Nations Victory Special Train at North Bonneville Station in the Columbia River Gorge, Washington. A large crowd of passengers wait outside the train. A government automobile is parked in a dirt lot in the foreground. Typed note on the back of the print reads, "File 87-80. United Nations Victory Special Train at North Bonneville Station, SP&S Railway Company, June 29, 1945. Train carried over 200 delegates enroute home from the United Nations Conference held San Francisco April 25 to June 26, 1945."

Ordeman, Les T. (Leslie Thomas), 1906-1991

United Nations Victory Special Train, North Bonneville Station, Washington

Photograph of SP&S United Nations Victory Special Train at North Bonneville Station in the Columbia River Gorge, Washington. A man stands on the back of an observation car at the end of the train. The mountains of the Columbia River Gorge are in the background. Typed note on the back of the print reads, "File 87-80. United Nations Victory Special Train at North Bonneville Station, SP&S Railway Company, June 29, 1945. Train carried over 200 delegates enroute home from the United Nations Conference held San Francisco April 25 to June 26, 1945."

Ordeman, Les T. (Leslie Thomas), 1906-1991

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