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Title Double Bow-Knot on Mt. Tamalpais, circa 1896
Type of Object Print, Photographic
Object ID MVN1470
Collection Photographs
Description Double Bow-Knot halfway to summit on Mt. Tamalpais. A train is visible in the middle left of the photograph. Here the track paralleled itself five times within 2,000 feet in order to gain elevation. The railroad was 8.25 miles long with 281 curves; if they had been continuous, they would have made 42 complete circles.
Physical Description 1 photographic print, b&w, 6.75" x 9"
Date Created circa 1896
Year Range from 1895
Year Range to 1890
Creator (Artist/Author/Photographer) unknown
Contributed by Lucretia Hanson Little
Search Terms Double bow knot
Railroads
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