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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.)

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

Railroad Delegation for Retirement of Conductor F.P. Allen

Photograph of 4 railroad employees standing in front of a train. The second from the left is Railroad Conductor F.P. Allen, who wears his uniform. The other 3 men wear suits with hats and trench coats. Typed note on the back of the print reads, "Part of railroad delegation on arrival SP&S train No. 1 Portland Union Station March 18, 1952 on the occasion of retirement of SP&S conductor, F.P. Allen: J L Monahan, Asst. Superintendent F P Allen, Conductor A J Hunt, Asst. to Vice President and General Manager
H W Shields, General Passenger Agent." Stamp on back for Alfred A. Monner, photographer for the Oregon Journal.

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Engineer Charles W. Miller After Last Train Run with SP&S

Photograph of Train Engineer Charles W. Miller standing with 2 other men in front of an SP&S locomotive. Miller is in the middle. Handwritten note on the back of the print reads, "Picture taken at Portland Oregon Union Station on arrival SP&S #1 - April 27, 1952 with Engineer Charles W. Miller completing his last run before retirement. From left - Condr. L.S. Rosendaul; Miller; J.A. Cannon, Gen'l Supt. Motive Power."

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 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

Train Conductor, Engineer and Firefighter Compare Watches at SP&S Streamlined Train, Portland, Oregon

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.

Photo-Art Commercial Studios (Portland, Or.)