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Oregon Railway and Navigation Company


The Oregon Railroad and Navigation Company (O.R. & N. Co.) was incorporated in 1879 as the Oregon Railway and Navigation Company (changing "Railway" to "Railroad" in 1896). The company operated a rail network in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. In 1910, it became the Oregon–Washington Railroad and Navigation Company, a subsidiary of Union Pacific. It was fully absorbed by the Union Pacific in 1936.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Railroad Laborer Diary

 Collection — Box: MISC-04, Folder: MSS-0056
Identifier: MSS-0056
Content Description Diary of an unidentified male railroad laborer on a crew laying and repairing track along the Columbia River in Oregon. The diary entries are dated July 3-20, 1894. The writer mentions being in Arlington. Typical entries include a log of hours worked, meal breaks, and descriptions of work completed. Also included are some observations of localities like the Columbia River, descriptions of the weather, mention of the O.R. & N. Co. railway, and mentions of specific events such as a dispute...