Historic Hood River
By the Bridge of the Gods
I’m sure the photographer was aiming to capture the large ship approaching the Bridge of the Gods in Cascade Locks, but I’m more interested in the unusual vehicle on the railroad tracks. It appears to have a Union Pacific shield on its side. By coincidence Arlen and the Class of 1959 will be visiting Hood River for their reunion today, so hopefully we’ll get an explanation.
I wonder if the photographer was here to capture the first ocean-going vessel to pass through the Bonneville Dam locks, which we previously saw in this image? Here’s a good article describing that event. Unfortunately the image isn’t clear enough to make a positive ID of the vessel.