Grading the Railroad to Harney Valley - c. 1914


Grading the Railroad to Harney Valley - Browning

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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. This view shows how they built the grade. Four mule teams and their handlers are visible, moving dirt the old-fashioned way. The workers' camp can be seen in the two detail views, and either a stream or a small lake is off to the right of the construction site. Photographer A. D. Browning owned a sign painting business in Crane, but also produced a large number of real photo postcards of local scenery. -- This photo is restored and printed by Old Oregon.

Additional Information

Item Number AA0612
Photographer A. D. Browning
Location Harney County
Subject Construction, Trains, Railroads, Streetcars
Decade 1910s
Print Maker Old Oregon
Original Type Postcard
Size of Original 3.4 x 5.5 inches
Photographer's Number Number 12