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First Train to Portland from Astoria Railroad Depot

Photograph showing crowds of people standing on a platform next to a train in Astoria, Oregon. The train station is on the Columbia River and the town of Astoria is visible in the background. Two men in the locomotive look up at the camera. Handwritten label on the front of the print reads, "First train to Portland, A&C RR, May 16, 1898." Handwritten note on the back of the print reads, "Astoria R.R. Depot, First train to Portland, May 16, 1898." Stamp on the back for Woodfield Photo Studio and Gift Shop.

Woodfield, Frank W., 1879-1955

Willem Van Hoogstraten and train conductor on an observation deck

A photograph of five people gathered on the observation deck of a passenger train car. One of the men wears a conductor's uniform. The man at the center wearing a suit is identified as Willem Van Hoogstraten. There are also three women wearing fur coats. A group of people wave from the train platform. Signs on the railing of the train car read, "North Coast Limited," and, "Great Northern Empire Builder." A handwritten caption on the back of the photograph reads, "On observation deck, next to conductor: Willem Van Hoogstraaten (sic.), conductor, Portland Symphony Society. Photo - 1929."

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."

Employee in the SP&S Machine Section

Photograph of a female employee working in the SP&S machine section in Portland, Oregon. An open box on a table in the foreground is labeled, "Remington Rand Sealed Edge Tabulating Cards." The employee appears to be working with these cards at a machine. There are several Remington Rand machines to the left. Handwritten note on the back of the print reads, "SP&S Machine Section Portland, Summer 1952."

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.”

Portrait of Fred Cooper

Round portrait of the head and shoulders of a man with a mustache and uniform. Below the man is a caption that reads “40.” Other incomplete portraits are visible on the right and bottom of the frame. The same individual is photographed in PGE134-9.

Portrait of W. Traub

Full length portrait of W. Traub in uniform and hat. To the right of the photograph is written additional information, such as badge number, division and record. To the left additional information about another photographed individual can e seen (incomplete).

Portrait of Fred Cooper, Superintendent of Transportation

Photograph showing two portraits of Fred Cooper (Superintendent of Transportation of the Portland Rail Light and Power Company). On the left, is a portrait of Fred Cooper wearing a uniform, with a caption reading “Twenty years ago.” On the right, is another portrait also of Fred Cooper wearing a suit and tie with caption, “Today.”

Train with cord wood

Photograph of train cars with cord wood, waiting on track. Five individuals can be seen standing at the head of the train, next to sign post and wooden building. Trees and power lines can be seen behind the train.

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

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)

Portland Cable Railway, Portland Heights

Photograph showing people standing in front of a Portland Cable Railway car, with “Alder, Fifth, Jefferson and Fifteenth St”written on the side. A child is visible on the right side of the image, and two men in conductor uniforms are in the center. The photograph is a reproduction of a pinned image (pins can be seen in the frame), with caption “ A cable car scene taken on Portland Heights. J.G. Mann in his palmy days.”

Group portrait of day force, cable railway employees

Photograph showing the entire day force for the cable railway in 1893. Men in suits and uniforms stand in front of a cable car with “Alder, Fifth, Jefferson, and Fifteenth” written on the side. Behind the cable car is a decorative wooden garage building. Along the bottom of the photograph, a typed caption reads “Entire day force of cable railway employees in 1893. John Cox, J.G. Mann, Dick Gregory are in the crowd.”

Portrait of G. Buchholz

Full length portrait of a man in uniform and hat. To the right of the photograph is written additional information, such as badge number, division and record. A caption under the portrait reads “G. Buchholz.” To the left is another description of another individual (F. Hammond) with incomplete portrait.

Portrait of A. Aiken

Full length portrait of a man wearing a uniform. To the right of the photograph is written additional information, such as badge number, division and record. A caption under the portrait reads “A. Aiken.” A small portion of another portrait be seen at the right side of the frame.

Portrait of T. Frack

Full length portrait of T. Frack wearing a uniform. To the right of the photograph is written additional information, such as badge number, division and record (incomplete). A caption under the portrait reads “T. Frack.” To the right, another portrait of an unidentified man can be seen.

Employee portraits

Round portrait of the head and shoulders of a man with a mustache and uniform. He is wearing a brimmed hat with “Conductor” written across the front. Two other men in uniforms can be seen at either sides, wearing similar hats without adornment.

Portrait of G. McBreen

Full length portrait of G. McBreen in uniform and hat. To the right of the photograph is written additional information, such as badge number, division and record. To the left additional information about another photographed individual, W. Merriman can be seen.

Portrait of J. Daly

Full length portrait of J. Daly in uniform and hat. To the right of the photograph is written additional information, such as badge number, division and record (incomplete). At the bottom of the frame, a small portion of another portrait is visible.

Group Posing in front of Train

Photograph of a group of young women wearing dresses, posing next to a train. There are 2 men in the photograph. One man on the far left wears a bowtie and a whistle, likely the train conductor. Handwriting on the back reads, "Francis(?) Falls, Conductor." Writing on the front of the print indicates this was taken by Angelus Commercial Studio. Stamp for Angelus Commercial Studio on the back.

Angelus Commercial Studio (Portland, Or.)

SP&S Engine #700

Photograph showing SP&S locomotive #700. Two men are on the locomotive and look at the camera. The engine is outlined in white. Handwritten label on the front of the print reads, "Spokane, Portland & Seattle Ry. New E-1 type passenger oil burner. Length - 109 ft. 2 in. Total weight 879,600 lb. Diameter drive wheels - 77 in. Tender capacity 6,040 gal. fuel oil & 20,000 gal. water. Delivered June-21-1938." Second note reads, "Lacey, Spokane, 16998." Typed note on the back of the print reads, "Engine 700 used in passenger train service on SP&S Mainline between Portland and Spokane. Length of engine and tender 110 feet, 6.75 inches." Stamp on the back for A.J. Lacey Photography, Spokane, Wn. Second stamp on the back indicates a Portland company but is faded and illegible. [This is the same engine pictured in OrgLot78_B4F3_015.]

Lacey, A. J.

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