The Portland Switching District Project is a photo documentary of the disappearing traces of Portland’s historic, urban railroad lines. Sometimes known as “switching districts,” these lines were once the arteries of commerce for the city. The purpose of the project is to educate the public about the city’s industrial past.
- It’s a wrap!Last friday, my first photography exhibit wrapped up at the City Club of Portland. The exhibit, a preview of a planned larger display next year, was built around my Portland Switching District Project. Now that it’s completed its run, I … Continue reading → […]
- It’s a wrap!
Name: Portland Switching District Project
Kind: Photo documentary series
Photographer: Alexander B. Craghead
Purpose: To record the fading remnants of the rail-aligned industrial areas of Portland, Oregon
Scope: Industrial areas aligned with rail lines ("switching districts" in the core of the City of Portland, including only those lines in existence as of 1945
Size: ~130 images
Status: Photography complete
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