Well darn. After so many good photos of the project, too bad it ends with this.
I suppose the curve and tunnel are behind the train?
Is there a purpose for the man standing there?
L.E. on 16th August 2017 @ 7:34am
The first train on a new track or bridge would not normally be a passenger train but a test with a heavy freight train or multiple engines ~
Kenn on 16th August 2017 @ 7:53am
The hills in the background are not the same as tunnel ridge, not enough slope ?
Kenn on 16th August 2017 @ 7:57am
Sorry, I should have given you a little more. I didn't mean to suggest this is the same spot as yesterday's photo.
Conser's note says, "Head End, first train over new road bed near Rowena. Change of line, May 11, 1902"
Arthur on 16th August 2017 @ 8:28am
Is this an example of Arthur's preservation of the fingerprints one finds on these negatives, usually from the developer? Looks like a big fat thumb print in the steam cloud, could be something else though, I guess.
Kyle on 16th August 2017 @ 9:03am
Kyle, I think these fingerprints may be on the print preserved in the glue which was used to paste these prints into the album. I'd have to look at the physical object to be sure. This is an example of why you always preserve the original object even if you have a high quality digital file.
Arthur on 16th August 2017 @ 10:16am
The curve in the distance may be where the east bound track originally started up the hill through Rowena to go over the point. The early CR highway is on the original route through Rowena.. The Rowena station was in town on the old line, this could explain the man in station masters clothing possibly handing up orders, the tie he is standing on making it possible. .
Is that the Rowena view point on the hill?
Kenn on 16th August 2017 @ 5:41pm
I was too vague on my previous post, in the distance IS the future Rowena viewpoint. The rear of the train is at UP MP 76, west end of the present Rowena siding and the present highway turnoff for Rowena. There is now a hot box-dragging equipment detector at MP 73. The man or agent is just below the station on the original line. This "new line" is still in use but now with a siding
Kenn on 25th April 2018 @ 4:51pm
my grandfather worked train station in Hood River many years ; missed his pictures of train station . my grandfather is his name Floyd James Blake.
My name is George Tonsing.
George Blake Tonsing on 17th September 2020 @ 12:51pm
Where are my grandfather worked at train station in Hood River many years. My grandfather is his name Flody James Blake . where are his pictures ?
George Blake Tonsing on 17th September 2020 @ 12:55pm