"Great Incline, Mt. Lowe, California, 3000 ft. long, 1300 ft. rise", ca. 1900

Abstract/Description: Hand-colored postcard image shows view of several figures standing next to the incline railway tracks and pavilion transfer station at Mt. Lowe. Opened on July 4, 1893 and designed by Andrew Halladie, cable car inventor, the incline was California's first electric cable hoisting mechanism. It traveled one half mile up a 62% incline to the Echo Mountain summit where Thaddeus Lowe's "White City" was built, comprised of a powerhouse, Chalet, the Echo Mountain House, a casino (used as a dance pavillion and dormitory), an observatory, residential car barn, gardens, gas holder, zoo and water system. Visible at left is a Mount Lowe red trolly car, and at right one of the two incline "airships" named Echo and Rubio. Purchased in 1901 by Henry Huntington (Pacific Electric Railway System), the railway was destroyed by fire in 1936.
Subject(s): Mount Lowe Railway
Pacific Electric Railway Company
Inclined railroads--California--Mount Lowe
Lowe, Mount (Calif.)
1891-1900