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Title Mill Valley & Mt. Tamalpais Scenic Railway near Throckmorton Ave., circa 1896
Type of Object Print, Photographic
Object ID MVN1441v1
Collection Photographs
Description Locomotive on the track of the famous Mill Valley & Mt. Tamalpais Scenic Railway. The Railway went across Throckmorton Avenue past 74 Throckmorton (later Cavallo's Shoes) and emerged onto Corte Madera Avenue. It was routed through the space that would later be occupied by the Pacific Sun newspaper and the Smith and Hawkins offices. Then it headed out the canyon along the creek, crossing and recrossing the creek several times between Eldridge and Marguerite Avenues as it began its climb up to the top of Mount Tamalpais. On the right is the ticket office for the Mill Valley & Mt. Tamalpais Scenic Railway. This building was separated from the main Mill Valley railroad station by the Mountain Railroad tracks, shown in picture at lower left. The extra rail in the tracks was for cars of the connecting narrow-gauge railway coming from Alto. MVN1441v2 is a cropped close-up of the right side of MVN1441v1.
Physical Description 1 photographic print, b&w, 7" x 5" (v1)
1 photographic print, b&w, 9" x 7.25 (v2)
Date Created circa 1896
Creator (Artist/Author/Photographer) unknown
Contributed by Chuck Ford Photography
Search Terms Railroad
Railroad locomotives
Railroad ticket counters
Railroad tracks
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