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  • Welcome to the Southern Pacific in The Cascades. Within this website you will find several photos relating to the Southern Pacific, the majority of the photos being vintage which have been contributed by former SP employees or relatives of SP employees. Photos relating to the UP takeover of the SP are kept to a minimum on this website. Enjoy!!!

    Since sometime in October 1998!!!!
    updated August 17, 2009 1000 PST

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    Updated derailment section with Larry Ott's photos of the Sam Wong potato spur crash of 1991.

    This site built and maintained by Joel Ashcroft.
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    I would like to thank the following for their assistance and contributions to this webpage:, Glenn Hebert, Larry Castle, Tom Dill, Dan Lynch, Lindy Oleson, Oakridge Museum, Westfir Bed & Breakfast, Salem Public Library, Oso Publishing Co., Jeff Pape, Bob Sanchez, Jerry Martin, Ted Weldon, Rick Woodrow, Betty Walker, Ted Curphey, Floyd Hulegaard, David Hulegaard, Ron Harr, Mike Starks, Jerry Freadman, Wes Lomax for the Southern Pacific Railroad photos, photo stamped with "Southern Pacific RR Photo:", Southern Pacific Railroad, and the Interstate Commerce Commission.

    All photos within this web page are the sole property of Joel Ashcroft, except where noted on the photo credit. These photos MAY NOT be reproduced at any time without permission of Joel Ashcroft. Photos provided by other sources MAY NOT be reproduced PERIOD! If you see a photo on this website that is yours, or you know who it belongs to and you know it should not be posted, e-mail me ASAP so as to remove it or provide proper credit where needed.

    This webpage is in no way affiliated with or funded by the Oakridge Museum. Photos provided by the Oakridge Museum are from the Wood collection and "The Oakridge Telegram". These photos will be credited with, "photo courtesy: Oakridge Museum." Photos acquired by the Oakridge Museum from personal collections and displayed on this webpage will be properly credited

    I do not make any profit from this webpage and that's how it will remain! The purpose of this webpage is to provide a source of valuable historical information at no charge. This website is in no way affiliated with the former Southern Pacifc Railroad or the Union Pacific Railroad Companies.

    Thank you!!!

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    This site built and maintained by Joel Ashcroft.
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