We have a small collection of matted prints like this one. I wish someone had left us some notes, but all I can say is they look like scenes at a rail yard. This one has a steam locomotive fired up, and a nice stack of wooden pipe ready for installation, or perhaps just removed from service.
It looks as if it was used, so probably torn out of somewhere. Arlen might be able to determine the era from the engine there.
It is definitely not down in Hood River. Maybe Parkdale?
Charlott on 15th October 2015 @ 7:04am
Wood burning engine and wood pipe, great. The remains of these old pipes found with the wood gone appear like a confusing long spring. Lower Herman Creek has much of this type pipe remaining, about 24" diameter, from the old power plant.
Kenn on 15th October 2015 @ 8:35am
That large building off to the right, looks remarkable enough to be identified.
How was the wooden pipe made? Is it hollowed out logs, or staves banded together?
I have seen fir bark that was buried and used as a drain pipe. It held up for years.
L.E. on 15th October 2015 @ 8:51am
These are staves banded together, like the pipe along the Indian Creek trail.
Arthur on 15th October 2015 @ 9:36am
The pipe is wood staves wrapped with a large steel wire and if I remember the wood is treated with something nasty. Back when I worked at FID we had quite a bit of it i the ground. It was a real pain trying to repair it. It's all since been replaced at least in FID's district.
Dan on 15th October 2015 @ 9:40am
How about Odell for a location? The area around the track is pretty flat in the Odell area just like the land in the picture. There is also a similar appearing building with a low slope gable roof where the tracks cross the Odell Hwy.
Longshot on 15th October 2015 @ 8:56pm
Very vague in the distance, could that be Gilhooley Mountain? In that case it would be Boneborough siding north of Parkdale, perhaps. How do you spell Boneborough, anyway?
J.E. Sheppard on 6th December 2015 @ 7:06pm