By 1899 Hood River had a reasonable set of local services, but residents still looked to Portland for some specialized shopping. If, for example, you wanted a 25-ton locomotive you would need to take the steamer down the Columbia.
Category: [Downtown Hood River]
Too bad our friend Arlen wasn't around as he could own his own locomotive.
Charlott on 29th January 2016 @ 7:24am
Was Hood River part of the Oregon Short Line RR?
Boy, I thought today's adds were explicit.
If it's in a metal box with the French flag on top, it must be a good pill.
L.E. on 29th January 2016 @ 7:40am
what a great view into the past!!!! will pass on the loco but sign me up for the buffet-library car east.
Arlen Sheldrake on 29th January 2016 @ 8:27am
After the westward building UP RR connected in Utah to the Central Pacific from CA, they constructed the Oregon Short line RR to Huntington Oregon to meet the Oregon RR and Navigation. The UP, OSL, OR&N and the OWR&N became one and still operates through Hood River.
Kenn on 29th January 2016 @ 8:28am
The locomotive offered for sale would have been from the Portland city lines. The tracks there were 3' 6" as in the ad where main lines are 4' 8.5" and mountain narrow guage 3'.
Kenn on 1st February 2016 @ 7:59am