Today in Transportation History – 1895: Astoria, Oregon Gets Connected to the World


Transportation History

In Oregon, the Astoria and Columbia River Railroad (A&CR) was incorporated to build a long-deferred line connecting the port city of Astoria – located near where the Columbia River meets the Pacific Ocean — with the rest of the United States. The Salem-based Statesman Journal reported, “The capital stock is fixed at $2,000,000, with A.B. Hammond, the Eastern capitalist, Hon. Chas. W. Fulton, of political and legal fame, and Edwin Stone, an expert accountant, and railroad man, as incorporators.”

At the time, the closest railroad terminus was approximately 60 miles (96.6 kilometers) to the east at the community of Goble. Many Astoria residents saw the development of a railroad line linking their city with Goble, which is about 40 miles (64.4 kilometers) west of Portland, as a dream finally come true. The A&CR was completed three years to the day on which the papers for incorporation had been filed. The…

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