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9305-A4311-A.  Celilo Falls Indians pose with the Union Pacific Streamliner train at Celilo Falls. April 1940. An Indian is handing a salmon up to Streamliner engineer, whose window has been removed from the train for the purpose of photographing. Celilo Falls is in the background. On left is Chief Tommy Thompson, son Henry Thompson, daughter Ida Thompson, son-in-law Jimmy George (with fish), unidentified woman (possibly Ellen Thompson wife of Chief Tommy Thompson at this time). Other identified Indians on the right are (from right to left) Joe Skahan, Louis Ike (father of Freddy Ike), the rest are unidentified. Train engineer is Tom Rumgay (died 1942 at age 52) The photos are from a Union Pacific photo assignment. The first known publication was in the Oregon Journal on May 12, 1940. This Streamliner was the "City of Portland", engine #M10002, an articulated streamliner introduced in 1935 and replaced in 1939 by a train streamliner. Until 1946, only one Streamliner worked the Portland to Chicago route at any given time, and the original Streamliner was brought out of retirement for this photo shoot.