The Crookedest Railroad in the World
a history of the Mt. Tamalpais and Muir Woods Railroad of California
Authors: Graves and Wurm
published by Howell-North Books Second Revised Edition
Hardcover with Dust Jacket
North of San Francisco there is a half-mile-high mountain rising seemingly from the water. It is held in affection by all, and so is the memory of the now vanished Mt. Tamalpais & Muir Woods Railway which scaled it.
Thousands of thrilled tourists rode the gravity car, gasped at the breathtaking scenery, visited nearby Muir Woods, and recollect the trips fondly to this day.
Here is the readable history of the railway’s 30 years of existence — its planning and construction, branch lines, methods of operation. Read about how it pioneered in novel equipment, watering wheels, heating feedwater in the stacks, and being one of the first to use oil burning locomotives exclusively.
Over 100 photographs from two of the finest collections illustrate the story, and the scale drawings of the Shay engine and cars will delight the model builder
Maps, index, bibliography and a detailed roster of equipment complement this nostalgic tale. 281 curves made 42 complete circles in its 8¼ miles of track!
Made In: United States
Product Condition: Used
Product Type: Book > Hardcover Book
Theodore G. Wurm and Alvin C. Graves
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