Twenty years ago the idea of bringing No. 9 home was a dream. Others had been trying since 1953 with no luck. It was an absolute thrill when we won the auction and knew No. 9 was finally coming back to the very first place it worked.

No. 9 represents not just an era but a rare attraction that promoted wilderness preservation. It carried the first tourists to Muir Woods at a time when providing easy public access to a wilderness park was a new idea. John Muir rode the railroad to Muir Woods at least 3 times. Of course he was treated like a rock star when he visited.

Other notable passengers included Susan B. Anthony, Jack London and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of the Sherlock Holmes mysteries.

We are delighted to have the only piece of this historic railroad. It’s thirty-six tons of real history and the last piece of the Mt. Tamalpais & Muir Woods Railway.

FRED RUNNER - CHAIRMAN & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

 
 

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