The caption on this postcard is "Hood River Special." It looks like this may be a Mt. Hood Railroad stop. There are several people standing there talking to the conductor at the rear of the train. The passenger railroad schedule listed regular stops at Hood River, Van Horn, Odell, Dee and Parkdale, but I suspect they stopped elsewhere on request.
I would swear I've shared this before but I can't find it. Perhaps I used it in a lecture. In any case, it's good enough for a repeat if we've already seen it.
I don't remember seeing this photo, but then, I don't remember a lot of things.
Sure makes you wonder what was at this location. Looks like an electrical line running alongside the track.
Probably not a cow catcher on the front of the engine, so any idea what it might be?
L.E. on 25th June 2020 @ 7:43am
Light on the front - run by kerosene, or .....?
nels on 25th June 2020 @ 10:14am
LE, the two angle rods on the front.support the pilot or "cow catcher".
The big "balloon stack" is a spark catcher used on wood burner.locos..
Kenn on 25th June 2020 @ 11:24am
Wood burner makes sense for a logging railroad. The OR&N Co. used coal in the Gorge, I believe.
ArthurB on 25th June 2020 @ 3:21pm
My father John L. Sheldrake , a youngster was on a mission one afternoon at Mt. Hood and crawled under the train to get through to the other side. How his father found out is in question but his back side was somewhat tender for a while!!
Roger Sheldrake on 25th June 2020 @ 4:35pm