The Columbia River Gorge has always been a treacherous place to travel in the wintertime. We have several images from different collections showing derailments and avalanches in the Gorge west of Hood River. We don't have any additional information about this photo. It looks like too many trees for Shellrock Mountain. Any thoughts?
I wonder if this could possibly be the Washington north bank side??
L.E. on 30th December 2015 @ 9:47am
Since we are playing the game of "name that hillside", Scott Cook might jump in here with some ideas.
This photo might be after some of the snow was removed from the January 1928 train wreck. It is discussed at this link.
L.E. on 30th December 2015 @ 10:15am
I think that's the same wreck, L.E. Good find. Summary of that discussion is: January 1928, between Oneonta Gorge and Multnomah Falls. The video views seem to match this pretty well: http://youtu.be/9F6iMOeONqU
Arthur on 30th December 2015 @ 12:18pm
I have enjoyed river views from trains, but not this close a view please.
Kenn on 30th December 2015 @ 5:48pm
The section of track the crane is sitting on looks to be only partially ballasted and pretty much clear of snow and ice. I am going to guess that it is a new section of track that was laid down either to replace track that was damaged by the avalanche or as a temporary track for the crane.
Longshot on 31st December 2015 @ 1:54am
Yes, I would guess that the track has been built "post slide" in order to get to the wreckage. it looks like they have two big hooks working
Arlen Sheldrake on 1st January 2016 @ 12:21am