Railroad construction & maintenance

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Turntable setting at Southern Pacific, Portland

A railroad turntable being built at a new roundhouse for Southern Pacific Railroad Company in Portland. A track can be spanning the turntable area, with several people standing around the sunken area. Cranes can be seen at either side of the frame (negative 1 of 9).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Turntable setting at Southern Pacific, Portland

A crowd of people watch as a turntable is built at a new roundhouse for Southern Pacific Railroad Company in Portland. A track can be spanning the turntable area, with with hoisting cranes above (negative 3 of 9).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Turntable setting at Southern Pacific, Portland

Workers under a newly installed turntable track at a roundhouse being constructed at Southern Pacific Railroad Company in Portland. The tracks can be seen above the sunken hole, where workers are digging with shovels (negative 6 of 9).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Oak Grove project, laying railroad tracks

Photograph showing workers laying wooden railroad ties during the construction of railroad tracks. A large piles of wood is visible on a train car, in front of which several pieces of the same wood are laid out on the ground. (Image note: negative sleeve indicates the location as “just below red rocks”).

Zoo train locomotive being placed on tracks

A locomotive for the Zoo train being lifted by a crane onto tracks at the Portland Zoo (later Oregon Zoo). Four men are crouched at the base of the train guiding the locomotive into place.

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Construction of SP&S Ry Tunnel 15 near Farrington, Washington

Construction of Spokane, Portland & Seattle Railway Tunnel 15 near Farrington, Washington. Two unidentified people stand on partially constructed railroad tracks underneath a wooden support structure. The Snake River is visible on the left side of the photograph. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph reads, "Cable Dump (?) and Tunnel. Pine Tree Rapids. This fill is 200 feet from bottom coulee to grade. Tunnel 15 west of Farrington, M. P. 266.3"

Oregon Trunk Railroad Bridge Across Crooked River, Central Oregon

Photograph of the Oregon Trunk Railroad Bridge, also known as the Crooked River Railroad Bridge, above the Crooked River in Central Oregon. A construction worker and construction equipment are visible on the bridge. Taken from the shore of the Crooked River and looking up at the bridge. Writing on the front of the print reads, "Oregon Trunk R.Y. Bridge across Crooked River Central Oregon. Length: 340 ft., Height: 320 ft." A separate note reads, "No. 698, Copyrighted by O. Hedlund, Madras, Ore."

Hedlund, John Olof, 1882-1962

American Railroad Ditcher

Photographic postcard showing 3 men on an American railroad ditcher belonging to SP&S Railway. The ditcher is on a flat railway car as it moves dirt from the train onto the side of the railroad track. Likely taken in Oregon or Washington. Handwritten note on the back of the postcard reads, "McRyan(?) Collection."

Finishing Station 1515, Carson, Washington

Photograph of 4 railroad construction workers working in a trench at the base of a graded hillside in Carson, Washington. They work next to a track that transports construction materials. To the right is the Columbia River and a view of a large mountain on the Washington side of the gorge. Handwriting on the bottom of the print reads, "1516, Finishing Station 1515, June 23 '06, P.&S. Ry." Handwriting on the back reads, "Carson Landing."

Line Change on the SP&S Railway

Photograph showing 2 railroad routes. On the right, a railroad track winds around the side of a mountain. On the left, a railroad bridge crosses a steep area of the same mountain. A few automobiles and a piece of construction equipment sit near the tracks on the lower right. Typed note on the back of the print reads, "Line change - S.P.&S. Ry. Co. Sep. 8, 1951." Stamp on the back reads, "Taken by Wyatt S. Peck for Natt McDougall Company." Second stamp indicates this is a Kodachrome enlargement made by Kodak on November 1, 1951.

Peck, Wyatt S.

Construction of Oregon Electric Railway Bridge over Willamette River at Wilsonville, Oregon

Photograph of the Oregon Electric Railway bridge over the Willamette River at Wilsonville, Oregon. The bridge is under construction. Taken from the shore of the river, looking at the bridge. Handwriting on the back of the print reads, "Oregon Electric Ry. Wilsonville Bridge nearing completion. Frederick Prahl, General Roadmaster (died 1909), 'in charge of construction,' 1906 - 07. Presented Jan 18, 1956 by Margaret L. Chappell - granddaughter, Addie M. Sliven - daughter, 2535 Willamette Blvd. Portland 11 Ore." Postmark stamp on the back of the print reads, "Wilsonville, Sep. 17 P.M. 1907, Oregon."

Railroad construction workers

Photograph of a group of railroad construction workers working on a railroad track. They stand between the track and a pile of rocks and dirt. Several carry shovels. Most of them look at the camera. There is a train on the right. Stamp on the back of the print for Arthur M. Prentiss, Commercial Photographer.

Prentiss, A. M. (Arthur M.)

Blast for Railroad Construction in Columbia River Gorge

Photograph of an explosion conducted by Portland & Seattle Railway to clear way for the construction of a railroad on the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge. The explosion sends dirt and debris into the air out of the base of a mountain. The Columbia River and the Oregon side of the gorge are visible in the background. Handwritten label at the bottom of the print reads, "Firing 30 Ton Blast Cooks, 1906, P. & S. Ry., June 13, 10:35am, 1300 feet away."

Rock Cut for Railroad Construction

Photograph of 4 railroad construction workers standing in an unfinished rock cut. Steep rock cliffs rise all around them. Railroad tracks, still under construction, end at the rock face behind them. Taken on the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge. Handwritten note on the back of the print reads, "Rock cut at 1488 near Carson landing." Second note reads, "Return to Traffic Dept., SP.S Ry."

Sheridan Point, Prior to Railroad Construction

Photograph of Sheridan Point on the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge, showing where Portland & Seattle Railway plans to construct a railroad. The Columbia River and the Oregon side of the gorge are visible on the right. Handwritten note on the back of the print reads, "Sheridans Point, Columbia River, showing where the P&S Ry. is to be built.

Tunnel at Drano, Columbia River Gorge

Photograph of a railroad tunnel being constructed through a large rock face on the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge. The opening of the tunnel is blocked by a large pile of rocks and debris. Handwritten label at the bottom of the print reads, "SPS, 959-40. Tunnel at Drano, Looking East. P&S Ry."

Rock Cut for Railroad Construction

Photograph of railroad construction workers standing in an unfinished rock cut. Steep rock cliffs rise all around them and one person stands on the cliff above them. Railroad tracks, still under construction, end at the rock face behind the workers. Taken on the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge. Handwritten note on the back of the print reads, "Rock cut at 1488." Second note reads, "MP 52.5 near Carson, tracks at left to river's landing."

Railroad Construction Crew & Homesteaders near Carson, Washington

Photograph of 2 groups of men facing each other at a railroad construction site on the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge. The men on the left stand around a railroad track under construction and watch as a construction worker clears the land. The men on the right appear to be construction workers, and they look up at the other group. Homesteads are visible in the background. Handwritten note on the back of the print reads, "Troubles between the P. & S. and C. Valley men at Carson, Wash." Second note reads, "Near Monaghan Homestead. Return to Traffic Dept., SP.S Ry."

Railroad Construction near Carson, Washington

Photograph of a large pile of rock and debris formed by a blast at a railroad construction site on the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge. On the right, a person stands on the edge of a cliff, above the debris. A railroad is visible behind the debris. There is a large rock formation behind the railroad on the left. Handwritten note on the back of the print reads, "Shot from 400 kegs powder at 'Briton's Peak' Smith Creek near Carson landing."

Railroad Bridge Under Construction

Photograph of a work train crossing a railroad bridge that is under construction. Taken from the bank of a river, looking up at the bridge. Wooden planks for construction float in the water in the foreground. Handwritten note at the bottom of the print reads, "Sep 12 - 07, First work train."

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