Railway Under Construction near Castle Rock - c. 1905


Railway Under Construction near Castle Rock

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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. Castle Rock (now Beacon Rock) in the background helps confirm the location. In 1905 James G. Hill announced at the Lewis & Clark exhibition his intent to build a railroad on the north bank. The "golden spike" was driven on March 11th, 1908, at milepost 50.5, near North Bonneville. -- This photo is restored and printed by Old Oregon.

Additional Information

Item Number AA0320
Photographer Unknown
Location Columbia Gorge, Washington State
Subject Construction, Trains, Railroads, Streetcars
Decade 1900s
Print Maker Old Oregon
Original Type Medium-size Print
Size of Original 3.5 x 4.6 inches
Photographer's Number No