"Back then it was owned by Jim Bugs Bruggere who later sold the engine to Eureka Southern. So it's been scrapped, just like the Arcata and Mad River, too bad. Bugs has passed on too, which is a tragedy as he had a great compendium of…"
"For the majority of the Mt. Tam railroad's operation they did not run between the end of October and the beginning of April. The engine is a Shay; it was Lima Locomotive Works construction #498 and came from the Dollar Lumber Co.…"
"This is a superb photo, taken, I'd say, in 1896, right after the Mt. Tam. line opened. That's E.M. Jake Johnson running the engine; he brought in the first mule (this one) and ran the last, #8, scrapping the line in 1930.…"
"Nippon, you're right. Lots of passenger trains (the 140 series came in at Ignacio) and lots of short freight trains. The signals stayed in as far as MP 19 as long as steam ran, 1953, but I don't know how far east they went that…"
"There is an ICC accident report on this. It took place on 10/29/52 at Largo. SP 2348 helped SP 2541W from Willits to Largo and had a train order to return to Ukiah. It ran around 2541's train at Largo siding and headed east on…"
"Rare photo: the future NWP 92 hauls new standard gauge electric cars to Mill Valley on a test run; it looks as if there was no 3rd rail installed yet. Note the 3 coupler pockets on #14 which allowed this move. #92 was the first of…"
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