Trains, Railroads & Streetcars - Fine Art Prints of Historical Photos

Trains, Railroads & Streetcars - Fine Art Prints of Historical Photos

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  1. Benson Logging Railroad Through Tall Trees - Ford

    Benson Logging Railroad Through Tall Trees - c. 1905

    Simon Benson was a technical innovator, and one of the first to use logging railroads rather than ox teams to haul his cut logs to the river. Learn More
  2. Big Rock Cut, Above Cabinet, Northern Pacific Railroad - Davidson

    Big Rock Cut, Above Cabinet, Northern Pacific Railroad - c. 1882

    This view of railroad construction was captured by Davidson as Northern Pacific's transcontinental line neared completion. (It was opened in 1883.) Learn More
  3. Logging - Bill Grisdale & Crew at Simpson's Camp No. 1, near Shelton

    Bill Grisdale & Crew at Simpson's Camp No. 1, near Shelton - c. 1900

    Bill Grisdale, in the white shirt standing beside the tender, was the nephew of Sol Simpson, who founded Simpson Logging Company in 1890. Learn More
  4. Branch Electric Railway Line to Moehnke's Mill

    Branch Electric Railway Line to Moehnke's Mill - 1900s

    This lumber car was part of a branch electric railway line from Willamette Falls along the river to Moehnke's Mill, two miles upstream. The boy on the car is Howard Moehnke. Learn More
  5. Bridal Veil Bluffs, Columbia Gorge - Davidson

    Bridal Veil Bluffs, Columbia Gorge - 1880s

    The Bridal Veil Bluffs and the Pillars of Hercules are adjoining basalt formations in the Columbia Gorge. Learn More
  6. Bridal Veil, Snow Bound - Herrin

    Bridal Veil, Snow Bound - c. 1885

    The photographer's title apparently refers to the person in the cabin, rather than the train, which seems to be getting through heading up-river. Learn More
  7. Building a Bridge Along the Snake River near Robinette

    Building a Bridge Along the Snake River near Robinette - c. 1909

    This view shows a railroad bridge under construction across the Powder River where it flows into the Snake. Robinette was located behind the photographer on the west bank of the Snake River. Learn More
  8. Building the Railroad Bridge Across the Willamette at Wilsonville

    Building the Railroad Bridge Across the Willamette at Wilsonville - c. 1907

    A construction crew poses in front of the almost-completed railroad bridge at Wilsonville, built for the Oregon Electric Railway. Learn More
  9. Cascades of the Columbia - McAlpin

    Cascades of the Columbia - c. 1890

    The Cascade Rapids on the Columbia River were one of two sections of the river that blocked passage for steamboats, the other being The Dalles. Learn More
  10. Chetco River Railroad Bridge, Brookings

    Chetco River Railroad Bridge, Brookings - circa 1917

    This long, curving trestle was built in 1917 by the California & Oregon Lumber Company, headquartered in Brookings. Learn More
  11. Construction of Columbia River Highway, with Temporary Railroad

    Construction of Columbia River Highway, with Temporary Railroad - 1915

    Many historic photos exist of the Columbia River Highway. This one is unusual, showing the temporary railroad used to move heavy materials along the highway grade during construction. Learn More
  12. Elk Rock Trestle to Oswego

    Elk Rock Trestle to Oswego - c. 1894

    Elk Rock Trestle, replaced by a tunnel in 1921, on the line from Portland to Oswego. Learn More
  13. Engine 132 Passing Through The Needles

    Engine 132 Passing Through The Needles - c. 1900

    A steam engine on the line of the Oregon Railway & Navigation Company (O R & N) passes between the two spires of The Needles on its way up the Columbia River. Learn More
  14. First Baker City Depot - Hazeltine

    First Baker City Depot - c. 1885

    A crowd has gathered - perhaps for the arrival of a dignitary - in this early photo of the first Baker City Depot, built in about 1884, the year the Oregon Railway and Navigation Company's trains reached Baker City from the west. Learn More
  15. First Carload of Express Melons in Grants Pass

    First Carload of Express Melons in Grants Pass - 1886

    Local farmers have brought wagon loads of melons to the depot for shipment to hungry customers in the cities to the north. Despite its name, the Oregon & California Railroad shown here would not actually reach California until the following year. Learn More
  16. First Steel Bridge, Portland, Under Construction - Bertram C. Towne

    First Steel Bridge, Portland, Under Construction - 1888

    This is the first Steel Bridge, after the lower deck was functional but before the upper deck was completed. Learn More
  17. First Train to Klamath Falls

    First Train to Klamath Falls - 1909

    The city of Klamath Falls had long desired a railroad, and when the Southern Pacific completed its line into town from Weed, CA in 1909 the citizens turned out to celebrate. The coming of the railroad was a very big deal for towns throughout the Northwest. Learn More
  18. Getting in Line at Hood River Depot - Patterson

    Getting in Line at Hood River Depot - 1910s

    It's "hurry up and wait" time at Hood River Depot, as passengers and freight haulers await their turn to board the eastbound train. Learn More
  19. Glenmorrie Bus at Oswego Train Depot

    Glenmorrie Bus at Oswego Train Depot - c. 1915

    An early REO bus waits at Oswego Depot to take arriving train passengers to the Glenmorrie neighborhood, just north of Marylhurst. Learn More
  20. Grading the Railroad to Harney Valley - Browning

    Grading the Railroad to Harney Valley - c. 1914

    In 1914 the Oregon Eastern Railroad was extending its line from Riverside over the hills to the town of Crane, east of Burns in the Harney Valley. Learn More
  21. Grand Ave. at Morrison, Looking North, Portland

    Grand Ave. at Morrison, Looking North, Portland - c. 1915

    There are lots of cross-bars on the power poles in this view looking north on Grand Avenue. No wonder they needed the poles to be so tall. Learn More
  22. Grandpa & Grandma Munra at Bonneville Eating House - Haynes

    Grandpa & Grandma Munra at Bonneville Eating House - 1888

    Katherine and Selkirk Munra were known as Grandma and Grandpa Munra when they ran the Bonneville Eating House, along the tracks of the O R & N near the current site of the Bonneville Dam. Learn More
  23. Hallett's Hades, Midway Gibraltar Rock - Davidson

    Hallett's Hades, Midway Gibraltar Rock - c. 1880

    Hallett's Hades was a point about 12 miles west of The Dalles, where the railroad tracks passed close to the edge of a cliff, part of which had been blown off in their construction. Learn More
  24. Irvington Streetcar Number 122 - Indahl

    Irvington Streetcar Number 122 - c. 1910

    Electric streetcars first took to the streets in Portland in 1889. By the teens, there were 28 streetcar and interurban lines in the Portland area. Learn More
  25. Kenton Union Stock Yards Trolley

    Kenton Union Stock Yards Trolley - c. 1915

    The town of Kenton was built near both rail lines and the Columbia River, and its shipping opportunities encouraged industrial companies to locate there. Learn More
  26. Lake Oswego Railroad Bridge

    Lake Oswego Railroad Bridge - c. 1910

    The Lake Oswego Railroad Bridge, built as the Southern Pacific Railroad Bridge north of Tyron Creek, nearing the end of its construction. Learn More
  27. Loading a Log Train near Redmond - Wallace

    Loading a Log Train near Redmond - c. 1905

    It looks pretty cold and damp in this scene of loading logs on railroad cars somewhere near Redmond in King County, Washington. Learn More
  28. Log Train in Northwest Washington - Cress

    Log Train in Northwest Washington - c. 1925

    Photographer Cress's notes state, "Three to six logs usually constitute a carload, sometimes a single log." Learn More
  29. Logging "Roll Way", with Tracks, Yard & Steam Donkey - Ford

    Logging "Roll Way", with Tracks, Yard & Steam Donkey - c. 1898

    A good overview of many aspects of a turn-of-the-last-century logging operation, captured here by Portland photographer John F. Ford. Learn More
  30. Marent Trestle, Height 226 Feet, Highest Trestle on NPRR - Davidson

    Marent Trestle, Height 226 Feet, Highest Trestle on NPRR - c. 1883

    This wooden trestle, completed in 1883, was short-lived, replaced by an iron trestle in 1884 - 1885. Learn More
  31. New Bridge Across the Sandy River - Davidson

    New Bridge Across the Sandy River - c. 1883

    The new bridge for the O. R. & N. Company, across the Sandy River east of Portland on the way to the Columbia Gorge. Learn More
  32. North Bend Number 1 Ready to Unload Logs - Ernest A. Stauff

    North Bend Number 1 Ready to Unload Logs - c. 1900

    The crew of this southern Oregon logging train pauses for a photo before unloading their logs into the waiting pond. Learn More
  33. Ocean Liner Passing Through Draw of Burnside Bridge - Eddy

    Ocean Liner Passing Through Draw of Burnside Bridge - 1931

    An Ocean Liner passes through the opened bridge in September, 1931, about five years after the new Burnside Bridge was completed, replacing an 1894 swing-span version. Learn More
  34. Oneonta Bluff - Benjamin Gifford

    Oneonta Bluff - c. 1895

    Looking east towards Oneonta Bluff, before the Columbia River Highway tunnel was bored through it to the right of the railroad tracks. Learn More
  35. Oregon City Main St. with Electric Trolley - Cheney

    Oregon City Main St. with Electric Trolley - 1890s

    Oregon City's Main Street, showing the electric trolley and a multitude of new electric power lines. Learn More
  36. Oregon Iron & Steel Co. Engine No. 2

    Oregon Iron & Steel Co. Engine No. 2 - c. 1905

    This narrow gauge engine was used to bring ore down from the mine to the smelter in Oswego, and after the mine closed, to push pipe from the foundry to the main line. Learn More
  37. Oregon Water Power & Railway Cars at Logging Camp - Indahl

    Oregon Water Power & Railway Cars at Logging Camp - c. 1905

    This rural-looking scene is likely somewhere in east Multnomah County, along the line of the O. W. P. & Ry. Company, a name that lasted for only four years in the early 1900s. Learn More
  38. Oswego Red Electric Train at Portland Depot

    Oswego Red Electric Train at Portland Depot - c. 1920

    The Oswego Local 319 waits at Union Station in Portland. Running from 1914 through 1929, the distinctive round-windowed Red Electrics provided public transportation for the Portland area that has yet to be rivaled. Learn More
  39. Parkdale Depot & McIsaac's Store at Mt. Hood - Jordan

    Parkdale Depot & McIsaac's Store at Mt. Hood - c. 1915

    This view shows the depot and store shortly after they were built in 1910, when the Mount Hood Railroad was extended south to Parkdale at the foot of Mount Hood. Learn More
  40. Payroll Train at 7th St. Station, Oregon City

    Payroll Train at 7th St. Station, Oregon City - 1895

    Southern Pacific engine number 10, a wood-burning Baldwin locomotive, stops in Oregon City as part of its payroll run through towns along the Southern Pacific line in Oregon. Learn More
  41. Photo Engravers' Picnic at Canemah Park

    Photo Engravers' Picnic at Canemah Park - 1913

    Banners on the electric locomotive identify this scene for us - a picnic of the Portland Photo Engravers' Union held at Canemah Park south of Oregon City on August 10, 1913. Learn More
  42. Pillars of Hercules, Columbia River - Hale

    Pillars of Hercules, Columbia River - 1899

    Photographer Herbert Hale offers us a different view of the Pillars of Hercules, also called the Needles, in the Columbia Gorge. Learn More
  43. Pondering an Accident on the Benson Logging Train - Ford

    Pondering an Accident on the Benson Logging Train - c. 1900

    In this wonderfully detailed John F. Ford photo, a group of concerned workers discuss their next move after a large log has broken loose and severely damaged the firewood tender for the Benson Logging & Lumber Company train. Learn More
  44. Portage Railroad, Middle Blockhouse at Cascades - Watkins

    Portage Railroad and Middle Blockhouse at Cascades - 1867

    Looking downstream on the wooden tracks of the portage railroad on the Washington side of the Columbia Cascades. Learn More
  45. Portland Streetcar #16, a Former Horse Car

    Portland Streetcar #16, a Former Horse Car - 1902

    All of Portland's streetcars were originally horse-drawn, beginning with Ben Holliday's first car along Front Street in 1872. His popular vehicles were stored at his barn at Southeast Grand and Morrison, where fresh horses were rotated in to keep the cars moving. Learn More
  46. Portland, Northwest 3rd and Glisan, Looking West

    Portland, Northwest 3rd & Glisan, Looking West - c. 1915

    There's lots of transportation, and bit of construction, going on in this view looking southwest at the corner of 3rd and Glisan. Learn More
  47. Railroad Depot and Docks at Tacoma

    Railroad Depot and Docks at Tacoma - c. 1885

    The sidewheeler "Alaska" waits at the Northern Pacific Railroad docks in Tacoma, Washington. Learn More
  48. Railroad Tracks through the Northern Oregon Desert - Lange

    Railroad Tracks through the Northern Oregon Desert - 1939

    This simple but striking view of tracks across the dessert was taken by Dorothea Lange in Morrow County, Oregon, about ten miles from the town of Irrigon. Learn More
  49. Railway Under Construction near Castle Rock

    Railway Under Construction near Castle Rock - c. 1905

    While the work crew's steam engine looks like something from the 1870s, we suspect this view is from the early 1900s, when railway lines were being extended along the north bank of the Columbia River. Learn More
  50. Saldern's Logging Road, 13 1/2 Percent Grade - Ford

    Saldern's Logging Road, 13 1/2 Percent Grade - c. 1898

    Climax Engine Number 2 works to push three large logs up a steep grade near Grays River in southwest Washington. Learn More

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