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.
Photograph of train car with “Willamette Valley Railway Company” painted on side. Several tracks can be seen around the train, as well as wooden poles and power lines. In the distant background, two automobiles are visible, as well as two wood structures next to a dirt road.
Photograph showing a train car from the Willamette Falls Railway on a railroad track, with trees and a wooded hillside in the background. Several people look out open windows, and a man stands on a step at the back of the train.
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).