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Automobiles on the Bridge at Shepperd's Dell on the Columbia River Highway

Photograph of several automobiles crossing the bridge at Shepperd's Dell on the Historic Columbia River Highway in the Columbia River Gorge. Two people stand on either side of the bridge, looking over the railing. The people in the automobiles look toward the camera. Writing on the bottom of the print indicates a 1915 copyright by the Weister Co.

Weister Company

Sunset Above the Clouds at Timberline Lodge

Photograph of a skier standing in the snow and watching the sunset outside Timberline Lodge on Mount Hood in Oregon. The sun sets above thick clouds that blanket the valley below. The skier is silhouetted against the snow. Handwriting on the back of the print reads, "Sunset above clouds, Timberline Lodge, Mt. Hood, Oregon. Permit through Timberline Lodge." One stamp on the back reads, "J.W.Z. Nov 11, 1948." Second stamp reads, "Restricted Photograph: Do not reproduce without written license agreement, Photo-Art Commercial Studios."

Photo-Art Commercial Studios (Portland, Or.)

View of Mount Hood from a Snowy Clearing

Photograph of five people in a snowy clearing with a view of Mount Hood behind them. Two people talk in the right foreground while 2 others carry their skis and walk through the snow away from the camera. A 5th person appears to be cross country skiing in the background. Stamp on the back for Arthur M. Prentiss, Commercial Photographer.

Prentiss, A. M. (Arthur M.)

Spirit Lake and Mount Saint Helens, Washington

Photograph of Spirit Lake and Mount Saint Helens in Washington. Taken from the shore of the lake. The lake is in the foreground and the mountain is behind it, reflected in the water. Handwriting on the back reads, "Mt. St. Helens Spirit Lake." Stamp on the back for Arthur M. Prentiss, Commercial Photographer.

Prentiss, A. M. (Arthur M.)

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

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

Portland Zoo Railway Station at the 1959 Oregon Centennial Exposition

Photograph of the Portland Zoo Railway station at the 1959 Oregon Centennial Exposition grounds in North Portland. Today, this is the site of the Portland Expo Center. 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.

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.

Oregon Trunk Rail Bridge across the Columbia River near Celilo Falls

View of the Oregon Trunk (OT) Rail Bridge across the Columbia River near Wishram Washington. The bridge is also known as the Celilo Bridge. The photograph is taken from the bank on the Oregon side of the river and captures almost the full span of the bridge. A portion of Celilo Village is visible in the foreground. The community of Skien is visible in the distance at the base of the bridge on the Washington side. A note on the back of the photograph reads, "File No. 68 - OT/Celilo Bridge across Columbia River, near Wishram, Wash."

Kiser Photo Co. (Portland, Or.)

Construction of SP&S Ry Tunnel 15 near Farrington, Washington

Construction of Spokane, Portland & Seattle Railway Tunnel 15 near Farrington, Washington. Two unidentified people stand on partially constructed railroad tracks underneath a wooden support structure. The Snake River is visible on the left side of the photograph. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph reads, "Cable Dump (?) and Tunnel. Pine Tree Rapids. This fill is 200 feet from bottom coulee to grade. Tunnel 15 west of Farrington, M. P. 266.3"

Oregon Electric Railway Train in Multnomah, Oregon

Photograph of an Oregon Electric Railway train passing through the community of Multnomah, Oregon. On the left, a girl sits on a bench outside a building with a sign that reads, "Postal Telegraph Office Cablegrams." A man stands on a crossing on the railroad tracks, looking away from the camera. Handwritten note on the back of the print reads, "Multnomah, Ore, 1914, OE Ry."

Finishing Station 1515, Carson, Washington

Photograph of 4 railroad construction workers working in a trench at the base of a graded hillside in Carson, Washington. They work next to a track that transports construction materials. To the right is the Columbia River and a view of a large mountain on the Washington side of the gorge. Handwriting on the bottom of the print reads, "1516, Finishing Station 1515, June 23 '06, P.&S. Ry." Handwriting on the back reads, "Carson Landing."

Oregon Trunk Railway Tracks in the Deschutes River Canyon, Oregon

Photograph showing the railroad tracks of the Oregon Trunk Railway next to the Deschutes River at the base of the Deschutes River Canyon near Tuskan, Wasco County, Oregon. Taken from a hillside above the river. On the right, R.H. Crozier holds a walking stick and sits on the edge of a steep, rocky cliff. Crozier was an official with SP&S Railroad. Handwriting on the back of the print reads, "Deschutes River Canyon. Tuscon (sic), Ore. Oregon Trunk Railway, 1912. R.H. Crozier on cliff, right." Stamps on the front and back indicate a 1911 copyright by Kiser Photo Co. for SP&S Railway.

Kiser Photo Co. (Portland, Or.)

Oregon Trunk Railway Tracks in the Deschutes River Canyon, Oregon

Photograph showing the railroad tracks of the Oregon Trunk Railway running alongside the Deschutes River in the Deschutes River Canyon near Oakbrook, Wasco County, Oregon. Taken from the side of the railroad track, looking across the river at the canyon. Handwriting on the back of the print reads, "Deschutes River Canyon and Oregon Trunk Ry. track. Down river of Mr. S. of Oakbrook, Oregon." Stamp on the front of the print reads, "Kiser Photo Co., Portland, Or."

Kiser Photo Co. (Portland, Or.)

SP&S railway yards at Cliffs, Washington

Photograph of an SP&S railway yard located alongside the Columbia River in Cliffs, Washington. Cliffs was located in Klickitat County, Washington. Scattered railroad cars and a locomotive stand idle on the railroad tracks in the train yard. Mountains are visible across the river in Oregon. Writing at the bottom of the print is cut off, but legible part reads, "Yards at Cliffs." Handwriting on the back reads, "Cliffs, Wa."

Machinery for Eugene sewer contract on SP&S train

Photograph of a train carrying construction machinery on flat cars to fulfill a sewer contract in Eugene, Oregon. A sign on the side of the train reads, "These ten cars are loaded with machinery to be used by James Kennedy of Fargo, North Dakota on the $500,000.00 sewer contract at Eugene, Oregone (sic)." The name "Clark" is handwritten on the bottom of the print and this photograph was likely taken by F. Melvin Clark. Handwriting on the back of the print reads, "Eugene."

Clark, F. Melvin

First freight train on the Oregon Electric Railway extension

Photograph of a man standing in front of a train carrying construction machinery to fulfill a sewer contract in Eugene, Oregon. The train is on the Oregon Electric Railway. Handwritten note on the back of the print reads, "First freight train run on Oregon Electric extension." Second handwritten note reads, "1st freight shipment over O.E.Ry. to Eugene - 12 cars of sewer contractor's outfit."

Railroad construction workers

Photograph of a group of railroad construction workers working on a railroad track. They stand between the track and a pile of rocks and dirt. Several carry shovels. Most of them look at the camera. There is a train on the right. Stamp on the back of the print for Arthur M. Prentiss, Commercial Photographer.

Prentiss, A. M. (Arthur M.)

Wreck of Great Northern Railway Mail Train

Photographic postcard showing a wrecked Great Northern Railway locomotive on its side, on the ground. Three men attend to the wreck on the left. A man looks at the camera on the bottom right. Handwriting on the back of the print reads, "Oct 29, 1913, Eng. BO Miller was killed in this wreck at McCall Washington. Condr Lee Braughton & Eng. SA(?) Smith of work train was out on trestel (sic) unloading gravel, trestel (sic) washing filled in ?. They were in the schedule of the mail train and had no flag out. Neil(?) Ryan DW p. 8, Portland orig."

Train Collision near Snake River

Photograph of a train wreck in a rocky canyon. In the foreground, a crew attaches a wrecked railroad car to a wrecking crane. In the background, several people stand atop additional wrecked railway cars. Handwriting on the back of the print reads, "Snake River rear end collision Aug. 1918, NP x 1770 East & SP&S 364 East." Stamp on the back reads, "This picture view printed by MARCELL, 512 Main St., Vancouver Wn."

Wreck of Great Northern Railway Mail Train

Photograph of a wrecked railroad car. Handwriting on the back of the print reads, "Not sure, but I ? this is GN eng after being picked up from wreck from trestle with SP&S work train. GN mail was being returned over SP&S wreck happened just east of McCall. This(?) work train on trestle being(?) felled Condr Lee Brattan(?) and Engr SA Smith on ?.

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