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Gravity Car and passengers on the Mt. Tamalpais & Muir Woods Railroad, Marin County, California, October 18, 1914 [photograph]
F. Ransome
Date Created and/or Issued
October 18, 1914
Publication Information
Marin County Free Library. Anne T. Kent California Room
Contributing Institution
Marin County Free Library
Railroads - Mt. Tamalpais & Muir Woods Railway
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The Mt. Tamalpais and Muir Woods Railroad ran from 1896 until 1929, from downtown Mill Valley, California to almost the summit of Mt. Tamalpais, with a second line descending the west side of Mt. Tamalpais to Muir Woods beginning in 1907. Gravity cars, which held over 20 passengers, had no engines and were pushed up the mountain by a locomotive, then coasted down the eight-mile track to Mill Valley. A "gravity-man" was employed to apply the breaks as needed. There were never any gravity car accidents during the railroad's 33 years of operation.
1 photographic print, b&w ; 17x 12 cm.
Muir Woods National Monument (Calif.)
Mt. Tamalpais and Muir Woods Railroad Co
Railroads--California--Marin County
Railroads, Gravity
Tamalpais, Mount (Calif.)
Marin County (Calif.)

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