Historic Hood River
Wreck at Bridge 146
According to Earl Conser’s album this wreck occurred at Bridge 146 in February 1901. This image seems to match the account of a wreck on February 16, 1901 reported in The Dalles Chronicle. Apparently heavy rains caused a major landslide in the Gorge at Bridal Veil, and this locomotive and caboose were headed to lend assistance when they fell through as a fill bridge failed, possibly because of the same rainfall.
Hopefully the rainfall we’re expecting today and tomorrow don’t produce a similar scenario.