Forget the troll ... here is a John W Barringer photo collection link
OK, to get away from some of the troll threads
posted lately, here is a sample image from the John W Barringer photo collection available for free on Flickr.
by John W. Barriger III National Railroad Library
, on Flickr
(scroll around to see the entire image)
Above is the SP&S bridge (now BNSF) over the Columbia River (between Wishram WA and Celilo OR), BEFORE
it was converted to a lift span.
Reproduced here are comments posted to that photo:
Jim Wright 4y
Probably the eastward view from
North Dalles, WA. The bridge
is over the Columbia River
between The Dalles, OR and
We're still looking at the Oregon Trunk bridge. This was before the Dalles dam was completed. The southernmost span was originally a swing span as seen here; when the dam was completed in 1957, the larger span to the north of it was converted to a vertical lift span.
Jim Wright 2y
Thanks, swaool, I can see it now.
One might expect that Barriger photos are mostly Eastern lines, but for example, there are 89 photos in the SP&S collection, and over 1500 Southern Pacific photos.
Here is a good point to look for your favorite (pre-merger) railroad: