Mt. Tamalpais & Muir Woods Railway

Mt. Tamalpais & Muir Woods Railway
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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.

Despite its popularity, the railway met its ultimate demise following a devastating fire in 1929, accompanied by diminished ridership resulting from both increasing automobile competition and the Great Depression.

We are currently offering the following pieces from the Mt. Tamalpais and Muir Woods Railway Company:



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