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Working in machine shop

Photograph of 2 men working in a repair shop. The shop likely services buses operated by the Spokane, Portland & Seattle Railway. Handwritten note on the back of the print reads, "Stage repair." Stamp on the back for Arthur M. Prentiss, Commercial Photographer.

Prentiss, A. M. (Arthur M.)

Oregon Trunk Railway Locomotive at Madras, Oregon

Photograph of a group of 30 - 40 people standing next to a locomotive on the Oregon Trunk Railway. The locomotive pulls a train under an arch that reads, "Welcome: Madras the Gateway to Central Oregon." The train engineer and other workers lean out of the locomotive cab. A few railroad construction workers stand to the left where a second set of railroad tracks is under construction. A label in the middle of the photograph reads, "Oregon Trunk Ry. Feb 15th 1911." Label at the bottom of the print reads, "Photo by O. Hedlund, Madras, Ore." Handwritten note on the back reads, "High & Mighty, p. 205."

Hedlund, John Olof, 1882-1962

Welded Rails for Railroad Tunnel Construction, Kentucky

Photograph of 2 men standing on either side of a railroad track. In the middle of the track are several rails to be used for railroad construction. Likely taken near Fort George Wright near Spokane, Washington. Handwritten note on the back of the print reads, "Don Thomas, roadmaster on right. Conductor on Work Extra on left. Welded rails to be layed in tunnel just west of Ft. Wright. Please return to JvW." Stamp on the back reads, "W.J.C. Jul 20, 1953."

Retirement Dinner for John Dickson of SP&S

Photograph of men posing at a retirement dinner for SP&S executive John Dickson at the Aero Club in Portland, Oregon. Men sit along the outside of 2 long banquet tables that face each other. The tables are set for dinner. At the far end, a 3rd table connects them. Four men stand behind this table. Handwritten note on the back of the print reads, "Complimentary dinner to John Dickson on his retirement as Superintendent of Motive Power of the Spokane, Portland and Seattle Railway Company, given by his associates at the Areo (sic) Club, Portland, Ore." Stamp on the back for Photo-Art Commercial Studios.

Photo-Art Commercial Studios (Portland, Or.)

Train Conductor and Engineer

Photograph of Engineer Neil Ryan (left) and conductor Joe Gram (right), standing in front of a train and holding their watches. Ryan looks down at his watch while Gram looks at the camera. A 3rd employee stands on the steps to the locomotive cab behind them. Handwritten note on the back of the print reads, "Joe Gram - condr. last trip & Engineer Neil Ryan."

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

Employee in SP&S Machine Section

Photograph of a female employee working in the SP&S machine section in Portland, Oregon. She looks down at papers on a table and operates a tabulation machine with her right hand. She is likely auditing SP&S disbursements. Handwritten note on the back of the print reads, "Machine Room SP&S Aud of Disb Office, Portland, Summer 1952."

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."

Railroad Employees Pose Outside a Train

Photograph of 3 railroad employees posing outside a train. From left to right, they are a conductor, a brakeman, and another conductor. The conductor on the left stands on the ground while the brakeman and conductor on the right stand on the steps leading up into the train. All 3 hang onto a handlebar on the outside of the train. They look at the camera and smile. Stamp on the back for Alfred A. Monner, photographer for the Oregon Journal.

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Retirement of Railroad Conductor O.A. Johnson

Photograph of 4 railroad employees standing in front of a train. They all smile at Railroad Conductor O.A. Johnson, who stands second from the left. Johnson shakes hands with the man on the far right. Handwritten note on the back of the print reads, "Retirement of O.A. Johnson - Aug. 1, 1954. Left to right: C.H. Krauspe - Brakeman, O.A. Johnson, H. Waldhelm - Brakeman, J. Stetson - Pullman Conductor." Stamp on the back for Photo-Art Commercial Studios.

Photo-Art Commercial Studios (Portland, Or.)

Railroad Conductor D.R. McDougall Registers an SP&S Train

Photograph of Railroad Conductor D.R. McDougall holding a watch in his left hand and taking notes in a notebook with his right hand. Handwritten note on the back of the print reads, "Conductor D.R. McDougall registering SP&S train No. 21 in at Warrenton, Ore. passenger station, Sept. 18, 1951." Stamp on the back for Carl E. Vermilya, Staff Photographer for the Oregonian.

Vermilya, Carl E., 1923-1977

Railroad Conductor, Engineer and Fireman Compare Watches

Photograph of a railroad conductor, engineer, and fireman standing beside a train and looking at their watches. The fireman stands behind the 2 other men, hanging on the side of the train. A sign for Warrenton is visible in the left background. Handwritten note on the back of the print reads, "Condr. Dan McDougall, Engineer Ben Anderson and Fireman John Carroll compare watches at Warrenton, Ore. beside train No. 21, Sept. 18, 1951." Stamp on the back for Carl E. Vermilya, Staff Photographer for the Oregonian.

Vermilya, Carl E., 1923-1977

Engineer Ben Anderson in Cab of Diesel Locomotive, SP&S

Photograph of Train Engineer Ben Anderson sitting in the cab of an SP&S diesel locomotive. He holds his hands on the controls and looks to the left of the camera as he smiles. Handwritten note on the back of the print reads, "Engineer Ben Anderson in cab of diesel-electric locomotive No. 800 on SP&S passenger train No. 21 enroute Portland, Ore. to Astoria and Seaside, Sept. 18, 1951." Stamp on the back for Carl E. Vermilya, Staff Photographer for the Oregonian.

Vermilya, Carl E., 1923-1977

Engineer Ben Anderson in front of Diesel Locomotive, SP&S

Photograph of Train Engineer Ben Anderson standing in front of an SP&S diesel locomotive. His left hand rests on the locomotive. Handwritten note on the back of the print reads, "Engineer Ben Anderson in front of Diesel - Locomotive No. 800, Train 22 at Astoria, Ore. Sept. 18, 1951." Stamp on the back for Carl E. Vermilya, Staff Photographer for the Oregonian.

Vermilya, Carl E., 1923-1977

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

Interior of Dome Car on Train

Photograph of the interior of a dome car, also known as an observation car, on a train. The car has glass windows that extend to the ceiling, allowing passengers a view in all directions. Two uniformed train conductors talk in the car. One stands in the aisle while the other sits in a passenger seat to the right.

Interior of Lounge Car on Train

Photograph of the interior of a passenger car on a train. This is likely a lounge car or an observation car. The left and right sides of the car are lined with chairs and sofas that face the aisle. On the left, 2 women sit on a sofa and look through a magazine. In the same aisle, at the end of the car, a railroad employee serves beverages to a seated couple. A man sits in a chair in the aisle on the right side of the car, reading a magazine. Stamp on the back of the print for Photo-Art Studios.

Photo-Art Commercial Studios (Portland, Or.)

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."

Washing an SP&S Locomotive

Photograph of 2 men standing at a water pump station as water shoots out of various pipes onto an SP&S locomotive. One man holds onto a lever that controls the water pressure, while the other man looks on. Water comes out of 5 different pipes at various heights.

SP&S Diesel Electric Locomotive on Oregon Electric Railway

Photograph of a diesel electric locomotive on the Oregon Electric Railway. The train driver looks out the window. Typed note on the back of the print reads, "New SP&S Road Freight Diesel Electric Locomotive Placed in Service Oregon Electric Railway between Portland and Eugene. Each unit of the new locomotive weighs 230,000 pounds fully loaded, is 51 feet, 6 inches long between coupling knuckles and has a wheel base of 36 feet, 6 inches. It stands 14 feet, 9 inches high. It is equipped with two four-wheel trucks and four electric motors geared to the driving axles. The weight per driving axle is 57,500 pounds. The wheels are 40 inches in diameter. It carries 1200 gallons of fuel oil and 200 gallons of lubricating oil. The new 115 ton, 1500 horsepower units can be operated in multiples to deliver, 1500, 3000, or 4500 horsepower, depending upon the power desired for a given run." Stamp for Angelus Commercial Studio on the back of the print.

Angelus Commercial Studio (Portland, Or.)

SP&S Diesel Electric Locomotive on Oregon Electric Railway

Photograph of a diesel electric locomotive on the Oregon Electric Railway. The train driver looks out the window. Typed note on the back of the print reads, "New SP&S Road Freight Diesel Electric Locomotive Placed in Service Oregon Electric Railway between Portland and Eugene. Each unit of the new locomotive weighs 230,000 pounds fully loaded, is 51 feet, 6 inches long between coupling knuckles and has a wheel base of 36 feet, 6 inches. It stands 14 feet, 9 inches high. It is equipped with two four-wheel trucks and four electric motors geared to the driving axles. The weight per driving axle is 57,500 pounds. The wheels are 40 inches in diameter. It carries 1200 gallons of fuel oil and 200 gallons of lubricating oil. The new 115 ton, 1500 horsepower units can be operated in multiples to deliver, 1500, 3000, or 4500 horsepower, depending upon the power desired for a given run."

Angelus Commercial Studio (Portland, Or.)

Passengers Aboard Portland Commercial Club Train, Portland to Lewiston

Photograph of 4 people standing on the back of a passenger train at a train station. At least 1 appears to be a railroad employee. The train is transporting members of the Portland Commercial Club on an excursion to Lewiston, Idaho. Handwritten note on the back of the print reads, "Nov. 1911, Ptld - Lewiston, Commercial Club ex."

Boarding a Train at North Bank Station, Portland, Oregon

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."

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