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Spokane, Portland, and Seattle Railway photographs Washington (State) Steam locomotives With digital objects
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SP&S train passing Beacon Rock in Columbia River Gorge, Washington

Photograph of an SP&S locomotive pulling a train past Beacon Rock on the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge. Taken from the side of the railroad track, the locomotive travels toward the camera. The Columbia River is on the right. Handwriting on the back of the print reads, "Beacon Rock, Washington, Cascade Range, Columbia River, S.P.&S. Ry." Second handwritten note reads, "Mrs. Crozier." Stamps on the front and back of the print indicate a 1909 copyright by Kiser Photo Co. for SP&S Railway.

Kiser Photo Co. (Portland, Or.)

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.)

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

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.)

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."