Here we see both of Hood River's train stations circa 1915. The station in the foreground was for the mainline of the OR&N Company, predecessor to today's Union Pacific. The Mt. Hood Railroad station is in the background. By this era it served the valley all the way to Parkdale.
The image is a bit blurry, but I suspect the photographers fingers were a little cold. Remember, this was an era when you actually had to focus your camera.
Category: [Downtown Hood River]
Does look a little on the chilly side.
Charlott Jones on 22nd December 2014 @ 7:04am
Is the cirque on the hill above the Mt Hood RR train station the beginnings of quarrying in that area? or maybe just a road cut for a turn on the Scenic Highway? Looks like the snow came with a pretty good wind.
Probably much quieter back then after a snow storm, today you would hear the sounds of the plows grinding away at the ice and road surface, while the slap of chains and howl of studs is ever present.
Longshot on 22nd December 2014 @ 9:36am