First Train to Klamath Falls - 1909


First Train to Klamath Falls

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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. Detail view 1 gives us a good view Southern Pacific engine X2251, visible over the bowler hats of two local businessmen, as well as the straw hat of the boy to the left. In detail view 2, beyond the girl crossing the tracks, we can see the "Bus to Buena Vista", most likely horse-drawn, which brought visitors from the Buena Vista Addition of Klamath Falls to the celebration. -- This photo is restored and printed by Old Oregon.

Additional Information

Item Number AA0448
Photographer Unknown
Location Klamath Falls, Klamath County
Subject Trains, Railroads, Streetcars
Decade 1900s
Print Maker Old Oregon
Original Type Larger Print
Size of Original 5.5 x 7.0 inches
Photographer's Number No