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I have tagged a merge from Oregon Railway and Navigation Company. It appears that the ORR was simply a reorganization of the ORy, and not really a consolidation as the article states. In any case, I do not believe any railroads were newly acquired by the ORR in 1896. --NE2 23:30, 28 April 2008 (UTC)
This is somewhat vague to me, but I think Oregon Railway and Navigation Company went broke and became Oregon Railroad and Navigation Company. Let me consult a source on this, it may make since to leave them separate to help prevent confusion. Or not. But in a day or so I should be able to shed some light on this.Mtsmallwood (talk) 23:35, 28 April 2008 (UTC)
Sorry for not explaining it further, but that's what a reorganization generally consists of. This used to happen often in the rail industry; for instance look at the former names of the Erie Railroad. --NE2 00:31, 29 April 2008 (UTC)
The OR&N -- which was reorganized as the OWRR&N later under UP ownership -- never had a rail line anywhere near Mount Rainier. The postcard caption is a goof. The mountain is Shasta, not Rainier, and this is the SP near Black Butte, on the Shasta Line of the SP, and the last car bearing OWRR&N markings (if indeed those were not added by the photo studio later) is inconsequential to the ownership of the railroad or the operator of the train, as through cars from other railroads were not uncommon.
For sources, consult Peter J. Lewty's Across the Columbia Plain and To the Columbia Gateway, as well as Austin & Dill's Southern Pacific in Oregon. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 02:18, 20 November 2012 (UTC)