Tag Archives: Trains

Fare Wars – 1895 style!

“A First Class cabin passage from Portland to San Francisco can now be had for $12.  The steerage rate is $6.  This is a reduction of $4 in the cabin and $2 in the steerage.  The Oregon Railway & Navigation Company has … Continue reading

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Oregon Fruit by Rail to Chicago in Just Six Days – 1898

“CHICAGO IN SIX DAYS How the Railroads Will Handle the Fruit Crop by Fast Train Service over the O.R. & N. Northern Pacific Route – Large Wheat Yield. Oregonian Aug. 12, 1898: Beginning Thursday, August 18, the O.R. & N. … Continue reading

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Louis Behrens – Railroad Brakeman killed in accident

“DEATH OF LOUIS BEHRENS On Sunday morning, May 15, Mrs. Goodchild of this place, received a telegram from Salem, stating that her son, Louis Behrens, had been killed by being run over by the cars.  He had been in the employ of the … Continue reading

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July 4th 1879 – Celebration in Junction City, Oregon

“FOURTH OF JULY Those who remained in Eugene on the 4th, say it was one of the most quiet days ever seen in the place.  The only change from the general monotony being the appearance of four young people from some … Continue reading

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Locals Saved the Overland from a Serious Accident.

“Narrowly Averted A Horse in a Railroad Bridge W.O. Trine and Mr. Dugan Saved the Overland from a Wreck Little did the passengers of the southbound overland Wednesday morning dream of their narrow escape from a horrible accident, and probably … Continue reading

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Youthful Hobos!

YOUTHFUL HOBOS ON SOUTHERN TRIP “Two Coburg Lads Learn World is Large John Morelock and Gordon Shirry, two Coburg lads, aged 15 and 13 respectively, tiring of parental restraint and the monotonous routine of school life and perhaps inspired by … Continue reading

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Junction City Times – Items of interest in 1891

 “A sidewalk should be built from 6th street to the depot on the east side of the track.  When the overland stops, the passengers invariably have to jump out in the mud and this is not very pleasant, especially during the … Continue reading

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