Just Railroad west of Oakridge, the final spike was driven on September 1, 1926.


Welcome to the Construction section! I have broken this section into 3 districts. Refer to the text below for a link to each district.


Fall Creek Jct. to Hampton, (1910): This section pertains to the original mainline from Fall Creek Jct., to Hampton, as it was built from 1910 to 1912. At this time, I only have one photo posted, as this section is difficult to acquire material.

Fall Creek Jct., to Hampton, (1952): This section pertains to the Lookout Point Dam, (Meridian Dam), relocation project which was completed in 1952 between Fall Creek Jct., and Hampton.

Hampton to Cascade Summit: This section pertains to the mainline from Hampton to Cascade Summit.

Thanks to Tom Dill, Oakridge Museum, and Southern Pacific for providing these excellent images of the past!!!
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