Here's the "train engineer's view" pulling into the train station at Hood River in 1907. The Hood River rail depot looks pretty nice in this view, but it was already too small for the growing town. It was replaced with the depot we have today in 1910.
The billboards to the right advertise "Hood River/ Home of the best apples in the world. W.J. Baker & Co Real Estate. Wasco Warehouse Milling Co/ White River Flour. Berry Pickers Wanted." Not sure what berries can be picked in the snow.
Category: [Downtown Hood River]
Good view of Gerdes Hotel up on the left. Wonder where the boy and his dog is?
Charlott on 10th November 2015 @ 7:11am
They are enjoying a cup of cocoa in the station.
Arthur on 10th November 2015 @ 7:27am
Brrrr...I know we need snow, but I am not looking forward to this. It looks wet and cold.
Maybe the boy and his dog are inside by the woodstove.
How deep could snow get and the train could still navigate the rails?
And what about today's trains. How deep can the snow get?
L.E. on 10th November 2015 @ 7:28am
In Alaska, they used snow plows. Snow walls on sides of track could get very high. Slaughtered a lot of moose who walked on tracks because snow was too deep and then couldn't get out of the way of the trains. Eventually they made the trains transport moose remains to next road crossing and people could salvage some of the meat.
Buzz on 10th November 2015 @ 7:43am
To see some heavy duty railroad snow plowing equipment, visit the Maxwell Siding Railroad Museum in Hermiston.....open every Saturday from 10 - 3 except in January. John and Connie will be more than pleased to show you all their wonderful collection and their two (2) rotary snowplows.....one steam driven. This is a real gem and a reason to visit Hermiston.....
This is a great photo Arthur.
Arlen Sheldrake on 10th November 2015 @ 7:53am
The RR water tank and spout that would have been under the 2nd street overhead show in this picture, but I did not know until now they also had a standpipe just east of the depot. This would allow an engine to take on water going either direction while loading and unloading passengers, mail and express..
Kenn on 10th November 2015 @ 4:56pm
This photograph reminded me of the beauty of silence immediately after a snow storm.
LMH on 11th November 2015 @ 9:12am