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Train conductor at Kaiser Shipyard, Vancouver

A train driver, in stripped overalls and hat, leans out the window of a train at Kaiser Shipyard in Vancouver (negative 6 of 14). Original sleeve title: War industry workers - University war worker apartments; trailer camp; Kaiser Co., Vancouver.

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

United Nations Victory Special Train at North Bonneville Station, Washington

Photograph of a crowd of people walking up a ramp next to an SP&S train at a train station. The train has at least 2 Pullman cars, visible on the right. Typed writing 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 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

Port of Seattle Grain Elevator, Seattle, Washington

Photograph of a grain elevator at the Hanford Street Terminal of the Port of Seattle, located in downtown Seattle, Washington. A train passes in front of the terminal, with several cars labeled Chicago and Northwestern Ry. A large sign on a building reads, "Port of Seattle Public Elevator." Handwriting on the back of the print reads, "1,500,000 Bu. Grain Elevator. Hanford St. Terminal." Stamp on the back for Walter P. Miller, Commercial Photographer.

Miller, Walter P.

Alice Collins Christening the 1101 Train, Goldendale, Washington

Photographic postcard showing a young woman holding a glass bottle up to the side of the 1101 train. She wears a flapper style hat and dress and smiles for the camera. Typed writing on the back of the print reads, "Alice Collins christening the 1101, July 29, 1929." Stamp on the back reads, "Goldendale, Wash." Second stamp on the back for H.J. Turner, who was affiliated with the Oregon Railroad Association.

Livestock Special Arriving in Carson, Washington

Photograph of a large group of people posing on a railroad track behind a train. Handwriting on the back of the print reads, "Livestock Special Arriving Carson 10/25/26 en route to North Portland for the Pacific Int'l Livestock Exp'n." A piece of paper glued to the back of the print contains additional information but a portion has been torn off. It reads, "Picture of the Livestock Special Train taken... Wash. on the Spokane, Portland & Seattle Ry. ... from Chicago, St. Paul and other eastern points... Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad, Northern... and Spokane, Portland & Seattle Ry., with personnel... party of exhibitors of blooded livestock for the Pacific International Livestock Exposition. Seated, Front Row, reading from left to right: Eddie Murphy, Waterloo, Ia., R.H. Crozier, General Passenger... Agent, SP&S. Ry. Chas. Driscoll, St. Paul, Geo. S. Bulkley... Seattle. Second Row, standing, third from left and reading left to right - George Mooney, Ft. Dodge, Ia., Joe Simmons, Pewaukee, Wisc. E.E. Lillie, Supt. Car Service, SP&S. Ry., Miss Nan Conl... Minneapolis, Mrs. Ervin Snider, New Paris, Ind., Mrs. Frederick Murphey, Minneapolis, H.W. Byerly, General Immigration Agent, H.P., St. Paul, Harry Gorham. Morris, III., Mr. Peak, Jr. Winchester, Ill., Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Peak, Winchester, Ill., Bruce Robinson, Des Moines, Ia., Mrs. J.O. Singmaster, R.E. Everley, Portland, Mr. J.O. Singmaster, Keota, Ia., Mr. and Mrs. Omar Singmaster, Keota, Ia., Frank Astroth, St. Paul, B.F. Benson, N.P. Ry., Seattle, Jack Robinson, Peterboro, N.H., Chas Larrabee, Ft. Dodge, Ia., E.A. Hopple, Livestock Agent, N.P.Ry., Spokane. Stamp on the back for Arthur M. Prentiss, Commercial Photographer.

Prentiss, A. M. (Arthur M.)

SP&S Eastbound Train Along Columbia River at Beacon Rock, Washington

Photograph of an SP&S train traveling eastbound along the Columbia River in the Columbia River Gorge in Washington. The train passes in front of Beacon Rock. Taken from the Oregon side of the river, looking north across the river. Typed note on the back of the print reads, "File No. 26 - SP&S eastbound train along Columbia River at Beacon Rock."

Kiser Photo Co. (Portland, Or.)

SP&S Employee Picnic Special

Photograph of an SP&S employee picnic train at a train station. The locomotive is decorated with trees and flags, and a sign that reads, "S.P.&S. Ry. Employes (sic) Picnic." Two men are on the locomotive. Handwriting on the back of the print reads, "Picnic Special." Handwritten date on the back of the print indicates this was taken August 20, 1916.

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."

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. 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. 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

Train in the Columbia River Gorge

Photograph of a westbound train traveling on the Washington side of the Columbia River in the Columbia River Gorge. The train has a steam locomotive and has just traveled through a tunnel. To the right of the train, view looks east up the river and both sides of the gorge are visible. There is some snow on the ground. Typed note on the back of the print reads, "Westbound SP&S train along Columbia River."

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.)

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)

Railroad Bridge Under Construction

Photograph of a work train crossing a railroad bridge that is under construction. Taken from the bank of a river, looking up at the bridge. Wooden planks for construction float in the water in the foreground. Handwritten note at the bottom of the print reads, "Sep 12 - 07, First work train."

“S.G. Reed, Cascades, Columbia River.” (Stereograph 1253)

Stereograph of the steam locomotive “S.G. Reed” at the Oregon Steam Navigation Co.’s station at the Lower Cascades, Washington Territory, 1867. Joseph Bailey, superintendent of the Oregon Steam Navigation Co.’s Oregon Portage Railroad and the company’s sawmill at Eagle Creek, is sitting on top of the wood pile.

Watkins, Carleton E., 1829-1916

Verso of, “S.G. Reed, Cascades, Columbia River.” (Stereograph 1253)

Stereograph of the steam locomotive “S.G. Reed” at the Oregon Steam Navigation Co.’s station at the Lower Cascades, Washington Territory, 1867. Joseph Bailey, superintendent of the Oregon Steam Navigation Co.’s Oregon Portage Railroad and the company’s sawmill at Eagle Creek, is sitting on top of the wood pile.

Watkins, Carleton E., 1829-1916

“S.G. Reed, Cascades, Columbia River.” (Stereograph 1253)

Duplicate of Stereograph 1253, on a different mount. Stereograph of the steam locomotive “S.G. Reed” at the Oregon Steam Navigation Co.’s station at the Lower Cascades, Washington Territory, 1867. Joseph Bailey, superintendent of the Oregon Steam Navigation Co.’s Oregon Portage Railroad and the company’s sawmill at Eagle Creek, is sitting on top of the wood pile.

Watkins, Carleton E., 1829-1916

Verso of, “S.G. Reed, Cascades, Columbia River.” (Stereograph 1253)

Duplicate of Stereograph 1253, on a different mount. Stereograph of the steam locomotive “S.G. Reed” at the Oregon Steam Navigation Co.’s station at the Lower Cascades, Washington Territory, 1867. Joseph Bailey, superintendent of the Oregon Steam Navigation Co.’s Oregon Portage Railroad and the company’s sawmill at Eagle Creek, is sitting on top of the wood pile.

Watkins, Carleton E., 1829-1916

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