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Mt. Tabor waiting room at 69th Street

Group portrait showing men in front of a small wooden building. Several men sit or stand at ground level, while others are on a raised wooden porch. Some of the men are wearing uniforms. A caption reads “Mt. Tabor waiting room at 69th Street in 1892 – Andy Richmond, T. Frack, ‘Mike’ Brady, ‘Mike’ McNeary.’” At the bottom right of the photograph is written “Emery, Artist.” (Image note: negative is broken at lower right corner).

Employee portraits

Round portraits of the head and shoulders of men wearing uniforms. Each photograph is in a round frame. Below the man in the center of the frame is a caption that reads “30.” On the bottom right, a man is wearing a hat with “Conductor” embroidered on the front.

Oaks Park ticket office

Photograph of the Oaks Park ticket office, a long wooden building with a slatted fence at the front. Tow ticket windows are visible, with “pay car fare here” written on signs. A large wooden promenade is at the front of the building, extending towards the photographer. Three decorative tree-shape electric lights are visible.

Oaks Park exit

Photograph of a train station exit at Oaks Park in Portland. To the right, a hillside leads down to the water, and a wooded hill is visible is the distance. The sign on the wooden structure has the name “Oaks Park” painted on the top. An additional sign at the right side of the image says “Oregon Yacht Club”.

Oaks Park exit

Photograph of the Oaks Park ticket office, a long wooden building with a slatted fence at the front. Tow ticket windows are visible, with “pay car fare here” written on signs. A large wooden promenade is at the front of the building, extending towards the photographer. Two decorative tree-shape electric lights are visible.

Unidentified bridge

Photograph of an unidentified trestle bridge crossing a body of shallow water. A train track runs over the bridge. Possibly same bridge as PGE 132-2, identified as running over the Oregon Slough via the Vancouver line.

Woman getting on twin train

Photograph showing a women getting on a twin car train. The woman is wearing a hat with a veil and a striped dress. To either side of the woman, two other attached cars are separated by safety gates. (Image note: top left corner of glass negative is broken).

Work train #927

Photograph showing work train #927 in front of a two-story wooden building. On the left side of the image, a brick drugstore can be seen. What appears to be a rope and pulley system are visible on the train car.

Cable car

Photograph showing a cable car, with four men looking at the camera. Two of the men stand on the train while two stand in front. A large sign behind the train reads “Henry the Fourth, Choicest Havana Cigars.” On the side of the train is written “Portland Railway Company” and “Alder, Fifth, Jefferson and Chapman Sts.” The photograph is a reproduction of a pinned image (pins can be seen on the frame)

Trolley and tracks with Sellwood car

Street scene with train and pedestrians. Signage on the train indicates “Sellwood” “East Moreland and Reed College” and a bridge appears in the background (potentially Hawthorne Bridge). Storefronts for business as hotels visible, such as “Hotel Wyoming” and “Palace Laundry”.

Railway trestle

Photograph showing two cars on a railway trestle bridge, with the Alice Druhot house visible in the background (1903 SW Cable Street). People sit and stand in the cars while looking at the camera. Behind the trains, dirt hills are visible, with very little foliage. On the side of each train is written “Portland Cable Railway Co” and “Post Office – Court House.” The photograph is a reproduction of a pinned image (pins can be seen on the frame).

Observation train car

Photograph of a sightseeing car seen on a city street. On the car is written “Observation car ‘Seeing Portland’” and “Daily Washington and Fifth Streets.” On the right side of the image, a lighted sign for Hotel Del Majo can be seen.

Men at turntable with horse-drawn car

Photograph of a street car on a turntable, showing two men looking at the camera. A sign attached to the front of the car states “This Car Direct to City Park” and on the top of the car is written “Alder, Fifth, Jefferson, and Chapman.” One man wears a hat and overalls, while the other is wearing a hat and a black uniform. The turntable is wooden. The photograph is a reproduction of a pinned image (pins can be seen on the frame) with the caption “Dave Hunt at the Turn Table. Taken 15 years ago.”

Cable car at Chapman and Jefferson

Photograph showing cable car function at Jefferson and Chapman. Three cable cars and numerous individuals are visible. In the background, several wooden houses can be seen. On the front of the center car is written “Portland Heights” and on the side of the rightmost train “Alder, Fifth, Jefferson, and Chapman.” The photograph is a reproduction of a pinned image (pins can be seen on the frame) with the caption “Junction Pt. At Chapman and Jefferson 15 years ago – All cable cars.”

Train #1404

Photograph showing train #1404, parked on tracks. On the side of the train is written “The Portland Railway Light & Power Co.” Stacks of pipes can be seen in the background on the left side of the frame.

Train car #309

Photograph showing train car #309 in front of a multi-story wooden building, with numerous tracks seen on the road in front of the car. Gated entrances are on the front and back of the car.

Horse car line on Grand Avenue and East Morrison Street

Photograph showing horse cars on the corner of Grand Avenue and East Morrison Street in East Portland. A wooden building can be seen on the corner, with other building visible behind. Two horse-drawn street cars can be seen at either sides of the frame, and three other horse-drawn carts with riders are visible near the center. Several men stand at the entrance to the building on the corner, looking at the camera. The photograph is a reproduction of a pinned image (pins can be seen on the frame) with the caption “Horse car-line on Grand Ave and E. Morrison.” On the photo frame “Eastman, photo” is written.

Train car #78

Photograph showing train car #78 for the Portland Consolidated Railway Company, seen in in front of several wooden houses on a residential street. Numerous tracks can be seen on the road in front of the car, and the attached electric lines are visible above. One half of the car is enclosed, while the other is open-air.

Train car #149

Photograph showing train car #149 seen in in front of several wooden houses on a residential street. Numerous tracks can be seen on the road in front of the car, and the attached electric lines are visible above. One half of the car is enclosed, while the other is open-air. The sign on the front of the car reads “East Ankeny St.”

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