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Southeast 17th Avenue, Portland?

Photograph, taken from the middle of the road, showing the view up a street that may be Southeast 17th Avenue in Portland. At center is a railroad crossing, and at right is Every Body’s Market. On a utility pole in front of the market is a large sign that reads “DANGER / RR CROSSING.”

Train at Union Station, Portland

Photograph showing railroad tracks, the depot, and an oncoming train at Union Station in Portland. The Broadway Bridge is partially visible at right. The view is toward the northwest. The number 1999 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image. See related image No. 372A1196.

Trains at Union Station, Portland

Photograph, taken from track level, showing the depot, railroad tracks, and trains at Union Station in Portland. The Broadway Bridge is partially visible at right. The number 1998 is written on the negative and is partially visible at upper right. See related image No. 372A1195.

Southern Pacific Lines train near Southeast Grand Avenue

A train with attached cars for Southern Pacific Lines, near Southeast Grand Avenue. Men can be seen standing around the train, which appears to be at a railroad crossing. To the right of the train is a sign for Gresham. A raised bridge in the background is like SE Grand Avenue (negative 5 of 15). Original sleeve title: Portland communities - Grand Avenue.

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Railroad workers on Southeast Grand Avenue

Railroad workers gathered at a train track near SE Grand Avenue, and likely SE Division Street. The men appear to be working on the train tracks, next to a “Caution Men” sign over the roadway. In the distance is a raised bridge with a stone railing and street lights (SE Grand Avenue?). On the left side of the frame is a deteriorated industrial building (negative 9 of 15). Original sleeve title: Portland communities - Grand Avenue.

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation, under construction

Equipment on railroad tracks at Oregon Shipyard Corporation during construction. A crane on a train car with “Hauser Construction Co.” on the side can be seen next to be another crane set on a wider train track. A tall industrial building is behind the cranes, with “Terminal No. 4” written across the top (negative 11 of 16).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Train wreck near Columbia Boulevard and Northeast 82nd Avenue

Photograph showing a derailed train, near Columbia Boulevard and Northeast 82nd Avenue in Portland. A light on a stand is set up next to the train tracks. Several men are standing near the tracks and looking towards the train debris (negative 6 of 15).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Steam engine at Willamette Iron and Steel Corporation

A man waves from a window of a small steam engine, likely at Willamette Iron and Steel Corporation in Portland. The track runs along the side of a wooden warehouse building (negative 9 of 11). Original sleeve title: War industry workers - Marine Electric Company, Willamette Iron and Steel Corporation.

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Flood water in Johnson Creek area, Portland

People with a boat next to a train track during a flood in the Johnson Creek area of Portland. A man with a suitcase can be seen sitting in the boat. A photograph from this series was published in the Oregon Journal on Wednesday, January 7, 1947 (negative 7 of 11).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Freedom Train visiting Portland

The back end of the Freedom Train, holding historic United States documents, during its visit to Portland. People can be seen at the back of the train, which is traveling along a track at the base of a wooded hillside. Photographs from this series were published in the Oregon Journal on Thursday, April 1, 1948 (negative 10 of 18).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Piedmont car barns at North Killingsworth Street and North Mississippi Avenue

Street view of Piedmont car barn building at North Killingsworth Street and North Mississippi Avenue, showing two individuals in suits standing in front. A packed dirt street runs in front of the building, with a white wooden building seen on the right side. Numerous wooden poles and power lines can be seen throughout the image, as well as a wooden water tower in the distance.

Horse car

Photograph showing a small horse street car, with “Columbia Land Improvement Co.” written on the side. The car sits on a track on a wooden platform. The photograph is a reproduction of a pinned image (pins can be seen on the frame) with the caption “Horse Car.”

Car #1359

Photograph of train car #1359, Standard Gauge Paye Motor Car, partway under a building facade. Multiple electric lines pass overhead. “Sellwood” is displayed at front of train.

Mount Tabor Railway

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).

First train to enter St. Johns

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.

Horse cars

Photograph showing multiple horse-drawn streets cars, shown in front of a building. People stand near the cars while looking at the camera, and at least one horse can be seen, attached to the first car. Written on the side of the cars is “W.B.BT Co.” The photograph is a reproduction of a pinned image (pins can be seen on the frame) with the caption “In the Old Street Car Days.”

Car #700, Sellwood

Photograph of street car #700, with conductor standing at front window pointing straight. Written on the front of the train is a sign saying “Portland Car Service is Unsurpassed,” and “Sellwood” is indicated at the top. A small kiosk building is visible on the right side of the frame. The photograph is a reproduction of a pinned image (pins can be seen on the frame), with the caption “Modern P-A-Y-E Car.”

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 #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.”

Train car #921

Photograph showing train car #921 of the Portland Railway Company, seen in front of a two-story wooden building. On the right side of the image, another car can be seen on a side street. The front and back of the car is open platform, with a covered area in the middle.

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.

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