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Shay engine No. 3 of the Mount Tamalpais & Muir Woods Railroad in front of the Muir Woods Inn at the edge of the canyon forest
A.C. Graves-Pennington Collection
Lucretia Little
Date Created and/or Issued
circa 1919
1954, second revised edition 1960
Publication Information
Mill Valley Public Library
Howell-North Books, 1050 Parker Street, Berkeley, CA 94710
Contributing Institution
Mill Valley Public Library
Mill Valley History Photograph Collection
Rights Information
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Mill Valley Public Library
Mill Valley Public Library History Room, 375 Throckmorton Avenue, Mill Valley, CA, 94941, 415-389-4292 x131
Circa 1919
Copyright by Mill Valley Public Library
Shay engine No. 3 at the end of the Muir Woods Branch, stopped in front of the Muir Woods Inn at the edge of the canyon forest. Smoke and steam are seen rising up from the pipes sticking from the top of the smokestack are part of the mechanism of the "Porcupine" feedwater heater. Sign "Muir Woods" visible on side of open air passenger car. Notation at top of photo reads "Beautiful California, Muir Inn, Mt. Tamalpais, California. Trains of the "Crookedest Railroad in the World" climbed to the summit of Mount Tamalpais and coasted by gravity car to Muir Woods.
1 photographic print: 24.5 x 17 cm.
photo cabinet 2, Railroads Mill Valley, Mount Tamalpais & Muir Woods Railroad
Railroad locomotives
Taverns (Inns)
Railroad passenger cars
Gravity cars
Forest reserves
National monuments
National parks & reserves
Mount Tamalpais & Muir Woods Railroad
Muir Woods Inn
Mill Valley (Calif.)
Mount Tamalpais
Selected photograph from page 58 of "The Crookedest Railroad in the World" by T. G. Wurm and A. C. Graves

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