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Train car at Bull Run

Photograph of train car and passengers, taken at Bull Run. The name “Portland” is written on the side of the train. Several individuals have picnic baskets, with men lined up in front of the train and women and children posing behind railing. Trees, telephone poles, and a wooden building can be seen in the background.

Estacada Hotel and train

Photograph showing the Estacada Hotel, with a train and large crowd of people in front. Many of the people are faced forward towards the camera, many of which are children. The building is two-stores, with decorative awnings on the windows. In the background is small forested hill. Signs with “The Estacada” are visible on the front and side of the building. The image is a duplication of another photograph, which is appears to be attached to a surface.

Depot and substation at Beaver Creek

Photograph of a depot and substation at Beaver Creek for the Willamette Valley Southern Railway Company (W.V.S.RY). A sign on the building says “Beaver Creek,” and a train with logs can be seen on the a railroad track just beyond the building. People stand next to the station looking at the camera. Two other wooden structures can be seen to the left of the building.

Oak Grove project, laying railroad tracks

Photograph showing workers laying wooden railroad ties during the construction of railroad tracks. A large piles of wood is visible on a train car, in front of which several pieces of the same wood are laid out on the ground. (Image note: negative sleeve indicates the location as “just below red rocks”).

Station G, Cazadero Dam

Photograph of the Cazadero flume at generating Station G, showing air compressor and pipelines weld, in placing concrete for new bents. Several cars can be seen on a railroad track, and the flume can be seen running along the right side of the frame.

Portland General Electric Photograph Collection

  • Org. Lot 151
  • Collection
  • 1880 - 1965

Negatives documenting company activities, including electrical infrastructure, employees, power generation and distribution throughout Portland, the Willamette Valley and the Oregon Cascade Range. Additional general images include streetcars and trains, street lighting, power line installation, Rose Festival floats, office buildings, car barns and bridges. Of particular note are dam building projects at Bull Run and along the Clackamas River (1910-1930), and early electric stations in Oregon City at Willamette Falls.

Portland General Electric Company