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Vancouver substation

Photograph showing a brick and wood building with two smokestacks. In front of the building is a dirt road, and several wheels can be seen on either side of the building. In the background are other buildings, utility poles, and electric lines. Written on the negative is “S324” and “July 1911 Vancouver Sub. Sta.”

Station L, tower support

Photograph showing five men looking at the camera and standing in the metal framework on a support tower in the process of being built. Water and a section of a dock can be seen on the right side of the image, next to a large brick building with several rows of windows. Written on the negative in pencil is “E-301-L-3269, first panel of tower support for cinder collector, Sta. L., May 13 1922.”

Station L, exterior view

Photograph showing the exterior of Station L taken from across the water (now the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry) with several buildings visible. The hog fuel pile can be seen on the right, and several loaded barges can be seen next to the docks on the left side of the image. The Willamette River is in the foreground. Part of the image is masked with paper.

Station L, electrical units and pipes

Photograph showing a large electrical unit (generator?) at Station L (now Oregon Museum of Science and Industry). On the left side of the frame is a wooden crate and wooden boards. Written on the negative is “4-19-21.” (Image note: see related image PGE-12-72, PGE 12-76, PGE 12-77).

Station L, electrical units and pipes

Photograph showing electrical equipment and pipes at Station L (now Oregon Museum of Science and Industry). Several gauges, wheels and levers can be seen throughout the image. In the background, metal sheeting can be seen on the far wall. Written on the image is “8-5-1921.” (Image note: see related images PGE 12-72, PGE 12-76, PGE 12-79).

Station L, electrical units

Photograph showing a large electrical unit (generator?) at Station L (now Oregon Museum of Science and Industry). In the foreground of the image is a wooden crate with pipes. Written on the negative is “4-15-21.” Also on the back of the negative is written “E-301-L-3326.” (image note: see related image PGE-12-76, PGE 12-77, PGE 12-79).

Station L, electrical units

Photograph showing a large electrical unit (generator) at Station L (now Oregon Museum of Science and Industry). Two holes can be seen in the floor in front of the unit, and several pipes are visible in the background. Written on the negative is “PGE 12-76” and “5-28-21.” Also written on the image in pencil is “E-301-L-3330.” (Image note: see related image PGE 12-72, PGE 12-77, PGE 12-79).

Station L, electrical unit

Photograph of an electrical unit (generator?) at Station L (now Oregon Museum of Science and Industry). A set up steps leads to an upper part of the unit, next to several round gauges. In the background, several other pieces of electrical equipment can be seen in front of large windows.

Station E, interior

Photograph showing the interior of Station E (northwest Portland, near the intersection of NW 21st Avenue and NW Sherlock Avenue), taken from a high angle. Several large pieces of machinery can be seen throughout the run, as well as electric lights.

Station E, boilers

Photograph showing the boilers at Station E in northwest Portland, near the intersection of NW 21st Avenue and NW Sherlock Avenue. Written at the top of each boiler is “Cahall Safety Boiler, The Aultman & Taylor MCH Y Co. Builders, Mansfield, Ohio.”

Station E, boilers

Photograph showing the boilers at Station E in northwest Portland, near the intersection of NW 21st Avenue and NW Sherlock Avenue. Written at the top of each boiler is “Cahall Safety Boiler, The Aultman & Taylor MCH Y Co. Builders, Mansfield, Ohio.”

St. Johns office

Photograph showing the interior of the St. Johns office for the Portland Electric Power Company (PEPCO). A floor display shows large appliances with names such as “Thor,” “Hotpoint Electric Maid,” and “Westinghouse.” Paper decorations hang from the ceiling.

St. Johns office

Photograph showing the interior of the St. Johns office for the Portland Electric Power Company (PEPCO). A counter display shows small appliances and housewares. Paper decorations hang from the ceiling, as well as large chandeliers.

Silver thaw, Grand Avenue

Photograph showing a Grand Avenue with a layer of snow and ice. Damaged utility poles and electric lines can be seen on the ground near the center of the frame. A truck and a group of people are gathered around the damaged pole, with other people visible further down the street. Above, numerous overlapping electric lines can be seen.

Silver thaw, Grand Avenue

Photograph showing a Grand Avenue with a layer of snow and ice. Damaged utility poles and electric lines can be seen in the center of the street, as well as the right side of the frame next to a decorative railing. Buildings with advertisements can be seen to either side of the street.

Silver thaw, East Glisan near East 39th Avenue

Photograph showing a group of people with a street car after a snow fall. The people are using tools and shovels to clear snow around the street car train, which is attached to an electric line above. On the side of the train is “P.R.L & P. Co.” Ice laden electric lines can be seen above and around the train, with buildings visible in the background.

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