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


Payroll Train at 7th St. Station, Oregon City

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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. Its one passenger car was divided into a kitchen area where the men dressed in white prepared meals for the rest of the crew, and a secure cage at the far end where cash was stored and pay disbursed. Employees were usually paid by check, but many elected to endorse their checks and receive the wages in cash - ready for immediate spending.

-- This photo is restored and printed by Old Oregon from the original negative, courtesy of the Clackamas County Historical Society.

Additional Information

Item Number CC0082
Photographer Unknown
Location Oregon City, Clackamas County
Subject Depots, Trains, Railroads, Streetcars
Decade 1890s
Print Maker Old Oregon
Original Type Glass Negative
Size of Original 4.9 x 7.9 inches
Photographer's Number Number 126