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Gravity car coasting down Mount Tamalpais to Muir Woods
Al Graves collection
Date Created and/or Issued
circa 1909
Publication Information
Mill Valley Public Library
Trans-Anglo Books Division of Interurban Press P.O. Box 6444 Glendale, CA 91205
Contributing Institution
Mill Valley Public Library
Mill Valley History Photograph Collection
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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 1909
Copyright by Mill Valley Public Library
A gravity car on the Mount Tamalpais and Muir Woods Railway is seen at a distance with several passengers aboard coasting over a bridge through the tall trees on the way down Mount Tamalpais to Muir Woods. A speed of 10 to 12 miles per hour was average when gliding down the eight mile hill.
1 photographic print: 12.5 x 17.5 cm.
photo cabinet 2, Railroads Mount Tamalpais & Muir Woods Railroad; negative 1472A
Railroad bridges
Railroad passenger open air gravity cars
Railroad trestles
Mountain railroads
National monuments
National parks & reserves
Mount Tamalpais and Muir Woods Railway
The Crookedest Railroad in the World
Mount Tamalpais
Muir Woods
Muir Woods National Monument
Selected photograph from page 61 of "The Crookedest Railroad in the World" by Ted Wurm and Al Graves

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