Photograph of 3 men looking at their watches on a platform at Union Station in Portland, Oregon. On the track next to them is an SP&S streamlined train no. 801. Handwriting on the back of the print reads, "SP&S streamlined train no. 2 at Union Station, Portland, Ore. (Engineer, fireman and conductor comparing watches.)" Stamp on the back for Photo-Art Commercial Studios.
Photograph of workers working on wheels and machines in an SP&S railroad shop. Handwritten note on the back of the print reads, "Engine truck, changing wheels and traction motors." Second handwritten note reads, "Industrial as is, 4 col. - industrial issue - Larry."
Photograph of a group of men in suits, sitting around a large table. The table is set for dinner and all of the men look at the camera. Typed note on the back of the print reads, "Dinner given in honor of Mr. Stanton by his close associates of the Spokane, Portland and Seattle Railway Company at the Arlington Club, January 14, 1953. Those present were as follows, reading from left to right: T.L. Padden - Treasurer A.J. Hunt - Asst. to the Vice President and General Manager W.P. Gibson - System Master Carpenter W.T. Cowan - Superintendent Dining Cars T.E. Fanning - Safety Supervisor (sic) J.A. Cannon - General Superintendent Motive Power H.W. Shields - Assistant Traffic Manager C.A. Hart - General Counsel E.B. Stanton - Vice President - Executive Department, Northern Pacific Ry. J.C. Moore - Vice President W.P. Garrett - Right of Way and Tax Agent E.H. Showalter - General Manager E.P. Straughan - General Roadmaster G.F. Ehlen - Traffic Manager D.I. Clough - Superintendent Communications and Signals N.S. Westergard - Assistant to the General Manager L.W. Albertson - Comptroller W.J. Sheehan - General Claim Agent C.F. thomas - Secretary and Chief Engineer G.R. Williams - Purchasing Agent J.L. Monahan - Superintendent A.G. Marble - Chief of Personnel" Stamp on the back for Photo-Art Commercial Studios
Photograph of men posing at a retirement dinner for SP&S executive John Dickson at the Aero Club in Portland, Oregon. Men sit along the outside of 2 long banquet tables that face each other. The tables are set for dinner. At the far end, a 3rd table connects them. Four men stand behind this table. Handwritten note on the back of the print reads, "Complimentary dinner to John Dickson on his retirement as Superintendent of Motive Power of the Spokane, Portland and Seattle Railway Company, given by his associates at the Areo (sic) Club, Portland, Ore." Stamp on the back for Photo-Art Commercial Studios.
This series contains photographs of steelworkers and equipment detailing the steel casting process used for making large steel components for Liberty Ships constructed in Portland (Or.) area shipyards during World War II.
Supplemental descriptive information contributed in 2019 by Chris Horn, Facilities Director for Columbia Steel.