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Near Altadena in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Mount Lowe Railway

Historical Marker

 
 
Mount Lowe Railway Marker image. Click for full size.
2015
1. Mount Lowe Railway Marker
Inscription. Cable wheel, last remnant of Incline section, Mt Lowe Railway, Rubio Canyon to Echo Mt, 1893-1938, built by Prof. T.S.C. Lowe, D.J. Macpherson, engineer.
 
Erected 1963 by Pasadena Historical Society, Altadena Historical Society, Pasadena Pioneer Association, U.S. Forest Service.
 
Location. 34° 12.666′ N, 118° 7.251′ W. Marker is near Altadena, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker can be reached from Mount Lowe Railway Trail. Touch for map. Located on Echo Mountain in the Angeles National Forest. The hike is three miles up a steep trail with a strenuous 1,500-foot altitude gain. Marker is in this post office area: Altadena CA 91001, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Christmas Tree Lane (approx. 2.1 miles away); Jet Propulsion Laboratory (approx. 3.2 miles away); Harvard’s Mount Wilson Station (approx. 3.4 miles away); Benjamin Davis Wilson (approx. 3.4 miles away); Michelson Pier on Mount Wilson (approx. 3.7 miles away); Pasadena Public Library (approx. 4.6 miles away); Hopkins Alley (approx. 4.6 miles away); World’s Largest Blossoming Plant (approx. 4.6 miles away).
 
Regarding Mount Lowe Railway. During
Marker and Cable Wheel image. Click for full size.
2016
2. Marker and Cable Wheel
the early 1900’s, tourists could take the Pacific Electric trolly from Los Angeles to Rubio Canyon, then take the Incline Railway to the top of Echo Mountain, and then take another electric trolly to the Alpine Tavern hotel, all for one dollar round-trip. The hotel burned down in 1936, and was not rebuilt due to the Depression.
 
Also see . . .  History of Mt Lowe Railway, Echo Mountain hotel, and Alpine Tavern. (Submitted on August 29, 2018.)
 
Categories. Parks & Recreational AreasRailroads & Streetcars
 
Cable Wheel and Marker image. Click for full size.
2015
3. Cable Wheel and Marker
Incline Railway image. Click for full size.
circa 1915
4. Incline Railway
Alpine Tavern image. Click for full size.
circa 1913
5. Alpine Tavern
National Register of Historic Places image. Click for full size.
2016
6. National Register of Historic Places
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 2, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 29, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 50 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 29, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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