Mount Tamalpais and Muir Woods Railway

Mount Tamalpais and Muir Woods Railway

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Mount Tamalpais & Muir Woods Railway was a scenic tourist railway operating between Mill Valley and the peak of Mount Tamalpais in Marin County, California, covering a distance of 8.19 miles, with a 2.5-mile spur line through Muir Woods. The railroad began service in January 1896, closing only a little over three decades later, in the summer of 1930. Although originally planned as a standard gauge electric trolley line, the railroad was powered by a succession of geared steam locomotives. Billed as the "Crookedest Railroad in the World," the line was a popular diversion for many, renowned for its peculiarly steep and serpentine route, winding through picturesque terrain to a mountaintop tavern that provided striking views of the San Francisco Bay Area.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 245g
  • Fidel
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135791060
  • 9786135791068