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Mount Tamalpais and Muir Woods Railway Gravity Car No. 15 leaving summit the tavern on the way down the mountain
Lucretia Little
Date Created and/or Issued
1954, 1960
Publication Information
Mill Valley Public Library
The Academy Library Guild, Fresno, California; 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
Copyright by Mill Valley Public Library
Front view of gravity car filled with passengers ready to coast down the mountain. The conductor is on the left side of the car. A man is standing next to the car on the left. The summit tavern is seen up the hill behind the gravity car. Part of the top of Mount Tamalpais may be seen at the top of the photo. Passengers on the "Crookedest Railroad" had the option of coasting back to Mill Valley or Muir Woods by gravity car or returning by the regular mountain train. The railroad ran from 1896 to 1930 using eight miles of track to ascend the half mile high mountain.
1 photographic print: 25 x 18 cm.
photo cabinet 2, Railroads Mill Valley, Mount Tamalpais & Muir Woods Railroad; negative 1764
Railroad stations
Mountain railroads
Railroad passenger cars
Taverns (Inns)
Open air gravity passenger railroad cars
Mount Tamalpais and Muir Woods Railway
Mount Tamalpais
Selected photograph from page 59 of "The Crookedest Railroad in the World" by T.G. Wurm and A.C. Graves

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