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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

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

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

Group Christening the New SP&S Mid-Century Empire Builder

Photograph of a group of people standing in front of the locomotive of an SP&S Mid-Century Empire Builder train. Handwritten note on the back of the print reads, "SP&S Engineer Rudolph Wacther(?) and Charles Keenan, Secretary of the Casey Jones R.R. unit at a special ceremony, Union Station, Portland, christening the new SP&S - GN Rys. train mid-century Empire Builder prior to its inaugural trip June 3, Portland to Chicago. Left to right, front row: H.W. Shields, GPA.; W.J. Cowan, Supt. Dining Cars; J.L. Monahan, Asst. Supt. Operating Dept.; J.C. Moore, Traffic Mgr.; Ray Ryan, Conductor; Chas J. Keenan and Engineer Wacther." Stamp on the back for Ackroyd Photography Inc.

Ackroyd Photography, Inc. (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."

James J. Hill, Empire Builder

Photograph of James J. Hill, also known as Jim Hill, President of Great Northern Railroad from 1893 - 1907 and Chairman of the Board of Directors from 1907 - 1912. Writing on the bottom of the photograph reads, "James J. Hill - Empire Builder." This photograph was published in the Oregonian on April 6, 1958 under the headline, "Jim Hill's Workhorse Line Celebrates 50th Anniversary." The Oregonian's caption is attached to the back of the print. It reads, "Builder: Man responsible for the SP&S railway was Jim Hill (above), who by constructing a line to Portland from Spokane, penetrated what had previously been the railway province of Edward Harriman. They fought 'railway war.'" Stamp on the back for Passenger Traffic Dept. of SP&S, and handwritten note asking that the photograph be returned to SP&S.

Professor Thomas Shaw

Photograph of Professor Thomas Shaw, agricultural expert for Great Northern Railway. He stands on the front porch of a house and smiles at the camera. He wears a suit. Handwritten note on the back of the print reads, "Prof. Thos. Shaw, who teaches as well as practices better farming. Group(?) - Conducting a soil analysis and demonstration."

Millen Van Hoogstraaten and Group on Train

Photograph of Millen Van Hoogstraaten, conductor for the Portland Symphony Orchestra, on an exterior observation deck on the back of an Empire Builder train. Three women and the train conductor are on the deck with him. A group of people on the ground wave at them. Signs on the back of the train read, "North Coast Limited" and "Great Northern Empire Builder." Handwritten note on the back of the print reads, "1929, Center, Millen Van Hoogstraaten , conductor, Ptld. sym."

Jones, L. C. (Portland, Or.)

Millen Van Hoogstraaten on Train Platform

Photograph of Millen Van Hoogstraaten, conductor for the Portland Symphony Orchestra, standing on a platform at a train station. He wears a trench coat and hat and carries a bag in his right hand. A train is visible behind him. Handwritten note on the back of the print reads, "Millen Van Hoogstraaten, 1929, conductor, Portland, Symphony."

Jones, L. C. (Portland, Or.)

Group Posing with Automobile

Photograph of a group of approximately 50 people standing in front of a house, to the right of an automobile. The group is made up of men, women, and children. The back of the automobile faces the camera. The driver is turned around in his seat to look at the camera. Stamp on the back for Beaver Engraving Co.

Rock Cut for Railroad Construction

Photograph of 4 railroad construction workers standing in an unfinished rock cut. Steep rock cliffs rise all around them. Railroad tracks, still under construction, end at the rock face behind them. Taken on the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge. Handwritten note on the back of the print reads, "Rock cut at 1488 near Carson landing." Second note reads, "Return to Traffic Dept., SP.S Ry."

Railroad Construction near Carson, Washington

Photograph of a large pile of rock and debris formed by a blast at a railroad construction site on the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge. On the right, a person stands on the edge of a cliff, above the debris. A railroad is visible behind the debris. There is a large rock formation behind the railroad on the left. Handwritten note on the back of the print reads, "Shot from 400 kegs powder at 'Briton's Peak' Smith Creek near Carson landing."

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."

SP&S Stencil Built by Northern Pacific

Photograph of 3 men in a railroad shop preparing to paint a stencil that reads, "Spokane, Portland and Seattle." The stencil leans against a railroad car. The 2 men on the left wear hats that read, "Pittsburgh Paints" Pictured left to right, the men are: Unidentified, Al Boileau and Orville Hazuka. Typed note on the back of the print reads, "SP&S boxcar. 500 built by Northern Pacific in 1948." Stamp on the back for North Woods Studio in Brainerd, Minnesota.

North Woods Studio (Brainerd, Minn.)

Farmhouse

Photograph of a farmhouse and windmill in a dry landscape. A hill behind the house is dotted with sagebrush. A wood fence on the right forms a corral. A buggy sits in front of the house. On the right there is a partial view of a corral.

Crop field and farm house

Photograph showing a crop field in front of a farmhouse. On the left, a person drives a horse and buggy down a dirt road. Stamp on the bottom of the print for Kiser Photo Co. Handwritten note on the back of the print reads, "Powell Butte Region - E.A. Bussett Ranch." The words "Pilot Butte" have been crossed out.

Kiser Photo Co. (Portland, Or.)

Farmland near Washougal, Washington

Photograph showing a wide area of farmland near Washougal, Washington. There is a structure in the distance. Typed note on the back of the print reads, "Typical farm lands along the upper level of the Columbia River Valley. Here are seen farms and burnt over tracts that are easily made ready for the plow, and such lands are unsurpassed for fruits, especially Apples Prunes and Strawberries. The finest wheat Clover and alfalfa land to be found. no need for irrigation. Abundance of pure, soft water at a depth of thirty feet. Such land may be had at from $60 to $100 an acre. This view was taken five miles from Washougal, Wn."

Agricultural workers in celery field

Photograph showing 5 agricultural workers hunched over in a field as they harvest and pack celery. The worker on the right packs celery into a box labeled, "Troutdale Celery." A vehicle to the left of the workers holds a stack of empty crates on a flatbed. Stamp on the back of the print for Arthur M. Prentiss, Commercial Photographer.

Prentiss, A. M. (Arthur M.)

Farmer in corn field

Photographic postcard showing a farmer standing behind several rows of corn in a corn field. Handwritten note on the back of the print reads, "JW Jenkins, Culver Ore., Dry Land Corn." Second handwritten notes reads, "May 28 " King of the North." Third handwritten note reads, "Return to D.C. Freeman, 842 Prineville(?) blk."

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