Photograph of Millen Van Hoogstraaten, conductor for the Portland Symphony Orchestra, standing on the ground next to an Empire Builder train. He rests his elbow on the back of the train next to a sign that reads, "Great Northern Empire Builder." He wears a trench coat and looks at the camera. Handwritten note on the back of the print reads, "Millen Van Hoogstraaten, 1929." Stamp on the back for L.C. Jones, Photographic Laboratory.
Photograph of Millen Van Hoogstraaten, conductor for the Portland Symphony Orchestra, on an exterior observation deck on the back of an Empire Builder train. Three women and the train conductor are on the deck with him. A group of people on the ground wave at them. Signs on the back of the train read, "North Coast Limited" and "Great Northern Empire Builder." Handwritten note on the back of the print reads, "1929, Center, Millen Van Hoogstraaten , conductor, Ptld. sym."
Photograph of 3 passengers and a railroad employee boarding a train at North Bank Station in Portland, Oregon. Two women have already boarded and make their way into the railcar. They wear long white dresses with bloomers underneath and bonnets on their heads. A man accompanying them wears a suit and top hat. As he boards, he speaks to a uniformed African American railroad employee. Handwriting on the back of the print reads, "North Bank Station."
Photograph of an SP&S locomotive #2505 and train at North Bank Station in Portland, Oregon. Many people stand on the platform next to the train. Most wear suits and hats. Handwritten note on the back of the print reads, "North Bank Station."
Photograph of an SP&S locomotive #157 pulling a train across the Willamette River Railroad Bridge, also known as the Burlington Northern Railroad Bridge. Taken from the railroad tracks, the locomotive travels toward the camera. Handwriting on the back of the print reads, "Caption: S.P.&S. Limited Crossing Willamette River Bridge. Bottom of pages 45-46. Aug. 85-A." Stamp on the back for Angelus Photo Co.
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."
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 a train crossing the Steel Bridge over the flooded water of the Willamette River in Portland, Oregon during the Vanport Flood. The high water touches the bottom of the bridge. Handwritten note on back indicates this was taken May 30, 1948. Taken by an unidentified student at the Northwest School of Photography.
Photograph showing an industrial area with buildings, trains, and electric lines. In the middle of the frame, a dirt road can be seen curving to the right around a large pile of dirt. The utility poles feature multi-tier electric lines throughout the frame. Written on the negative is "50-507."
Photograph showing a group of people with a street car after a snow fall. The people are using tools and shovels to clear snow around the street car train, which is attached to an electric line above. On the side of the train is “P.R.L & P. Co.” Ice laden electric lines can be seen above and around the train, with buildings visible in the background.
Photograph of an electric float from the Portland Rose Festival from 1914, with the name “Blazing the Trail of Steel” written on a sign at the front. Electric light bulbs adorn much of the float, which includes two seated women in front of a train, which is emerging from a lighted tunnel. Several individuals can be seen standing on either side of the float, all of which are slightly out of focus due to exposure.
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.
Photograph showing the first train to enter St. Johns in North Portland. Several men stand next to a train engine with one attached car. Around the train is wooden debris on the ground, with trees and a small building in the distance. (Image note: glass negative is cracked at upper left corner). The photograph is a reproduction of a pinned image (pins can be seen on the frame.
Photograph showing a group of people posing with four railroad trains. All the individuals are looking at the camera, and a train garage building can be seen in the background. On the left side of the image, a man holds a baby in front of the train with “4” painted on. The photograph is a reproduction of a pinned image (pins can be seen on the frame).
Photograph of a steam dummy train at East 6th St and Morrison St from the Willamette Bridge Railway Company. On the side of the first car is written “Mount Tabor.” Several men and a group of children look at the camera. A church building can be seen in the background.
Photograph showing railroad cars at the Sunnyside terminus of the Willamette Bridge Railway Company’s motor line, two miles from Portland. Men sit and stand on the train cars while looking at the camera. The first two trains are enclosed models, while the last is open air. The photograph is a reproduction of a pinned image (pins can be seen on the frame).
A postcard depicting the flood water around Union Station during the Vanport flood. The photograph is taken from a high vantage point and shows the water surrounding union station, the railroad yards, and nearby buildings. The Steel Bridge is also visible in the distance. The image caption reads, "Flood waters " Portland, Ore. Christian V 15."
A postcard of rising flood water around Union Station during the Vanport flood. Several unidentified people working to fill sandbags are visible at the front of the building. A crowd of onlookers observe the flood waters from the railing of the Steel Bridge. The image caption reads, "Flood Waters Union Station " Portland, Ore. Christian V-12."
Queen Mary Lou Lipke, of the St. Paul Winter Carnival in Minnesota, arriving in Portland for the 1954 Rose Festival. She stands with a group of men next to a train, wearing a cape and tiara while holding a bouquet of roses. A man to her left wears a suit with a patch reading “Saint Paul Winter Carnival, Prime Minister 1954” (negative 2 of 4).