Item #21977 Souvenir of Mount Lowe, California
Souvenir of Mount Lowe, California

Souvenir of Mount Lowe, California

Pacific Electric Railway, ca. 1920. Stiff gray folder (9" x 6") with brief history of the Mount Lowe Railway with sea level elevations, maximum grades and inclines with illustrations of the railway. Original photograph showing 46 passengers at the Echo Mountain Terminal. The photo is mounted on the inside right panel and text printed on the folder under the photograph indicates that duplicates of the photograph could be obtained from photographer C.S. Lawrence, Mount Lowe, California, using the number written on the back of the image - in this case, 6034. Slight tanning to covers else a fine copy. Item #21977

The Mount Lowe Railway was the third in a series of scenic mountain railroads in the United States created as a tourist attraction on Echo Mountain and Mount Lowe, north of Los Angeles, California. The railway, originally incorporated by Thaddeus S. C. Lowe as the Pasadena and Mt. Wilson Railroad Co.,[1] existed from 1893 until its official abandonment in 1938, and was the only scenic mountain, electric traction (overhead electric trolley) railroad ever built in the United States.

Price: $100.00

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