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Young men on Portland Limited train car

Photograph of eight unidentified young men standing on the platform at the end of a Portland Limited train car at Union Station. The young man fourth from left is holding a bouquet of flowers. Image note: Photograph shows discoloration due to deterioration of the the negative.

Elk in a corral

A small herd of elk standing in a corral waiting to be loaded into a boxcar used to transport elk from Saint Anthony, Idaho to Joseph, Oregon. The elk were part of a transplant program to bring a herd of elk from Yellowstone Park in Wyoming to the Wallowa Mountains in Oregon.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Elk in a corral

A small herd of elk standing in a corral waiting to be loaded into a boxcar used to transport elk from Saint Anthony, Idaho to Joseph, Oregon. The elk were part of a transplant program to bring a herd of elk from Yellowstone Park in Wyoming to the Wallowa Mountains in Oregon.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Elk in a corral

A small herd of elk standing in a corral waiting to be loaded into a boxcar used to transport elk from Saint Anthony, Idaho to Joseph, Oregon. The elk were part of a transplant program to bring a herd of elk from Yellowstone Park in Wyoming to the Wallowa Mountains in Oregon.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Crowd viewing elk loaded in a boxcar

A crowd gathered at the Elgin railroad station to see the elk in a boxcar used to transport the elk from Saint Anthony, Idaho to Joseph, Oregon. The elk were part of a transplant program to bring a herd of elk from Yellowstone Park in Wyoming to the Wallowa Mountains in Oregon.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Crowd viewing elk loaded in a boxcar

A crowd gathered at the Wallowa railroad station to see the elk in a boxcar used to transport the elk from Saint Anthony, Idaho to Joseph, Oregon. The elk were part of a transplant program to bring a herd of elk from Yellowstone Park in Wyoming to the Wallowa Mountains in Oregon.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Exhibitors on train arriving at livestock show

Photograph of exhibitors and their families standing on the rear platform of a train car as the train arrives in Portland for the 1928 Pacific International Livestock Exposition. A small crowd is gathered on the platform next to the train The train carried passengers and livestock from eastern and midwestern states. Also see image Nos. 374N0856, 374N0862, and 374N0865.

Train on Steel Bridge, Vanport Flood

Photograph of a train crossing the Steel Bridge over the flooded water of the Willamette River in Portland, Oregon during the Vanport Flood. The high water touches the bottom of the bridge. Handwritten note on back indicates this was taken May 30, 1948. Taken by an unidentified student at the Northwest School of Photography.

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."

Observation car on SP&S train

Photograph of a stopped SP&S railroad train. On the right, 4 men in suits stand on the back of the observation car at the end of the train. On the left, railroad employees stand outside the train. Stamp on the back of the print for Arthur M. Prentiss, Commercial Photographer.

Prentiss, A. M. (Arthur M.)

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

Graphic design illustration of SP&S Engine #750

Photograph of graphic design image showing an SP&S Engine #750. Typed note on the back of the print reads, "SP&S engine #750 used on Streamlined Trains 1 and 2 between Portland and Spokane." Artist Harry U. Bocketwitz's name is on the front of the print. Stamp for Angelus Commercial Studio on the back of the print.

Angelus Commercial Studio (Portland, Or.)

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

First Train to Portland from Astoria Railroad Depot

Photograph showing crowds of people standing on a platform next to a train in Astoria, Oregon. The train station is on the Columbia River and the town of Astoria is visible in the background. Two men in the locomotive look up at the camera. Handwritten label on the front of the print reads, "First train to Portland, A&C RR, May 16, 1898." Handwritten note on the back of the print reads, "Astoria R.R. Depot, First train to Portland, May 16, 1898." Stamp on the back for Woodfield Photo Studio and Gift Shop.

Woodfield, Frank W., 1879-1955

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."

Construction of Oregon Trunk Railroad in Willow Creek Canyon

Photograph showing a view of a train stopped on railroad tracks in Willow Creek Canyon near Madras, Oregon. In the distance, a railroad construction crew works on the railroad track through the remaining section of the canyon. Taken from the top of the canyon, looking down at the train and the creek. Handwritten label at the bottom of the print reads, "Oregon Trunk Ry. Willow Creek Canyon, near Madras, Ore. Photo by Hedlund, Madras, Ore."

Hedlund, John Olof, 1882-1962

Car #1359

Photograph of train car #1359, Standard Gauge Paye Motor Car, partway under a building facade. Multiple electric lines pass overhead. “Sellwood” is displayed at front of train.

Mount Tabor Railway

Photograph showing a group of people posing with four railroad trains. All the individuals are looking at the camera, and a train garage building can be seen in the background. On the left side of the image, a man holds a baby in front of the train with “4” painted on. The photograph is a reproduction of a pinned image (pins can be seen on the frame).

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