Brown’s Canyon Trestle
The Brown’s Canyon trestle near Occidental was 137 feet above the stream bed below. It was, for some time, the tallest railroad trestle west of the Mississippi.
North Pacific Coast engine with its tender full of cordwood, near Tomales. Circa 1880s.
Train at Freestone
Narrow gauge railroad at Freestone depot, its tender piled high with cordwood. Circa late 19th century.
Train at Look-Out-for-the-Cars Crossing
Train at crossing north of Tomales. Painted on the crossing post, facing the engineer, is “LOOK OUT FOR THE CARS.” Date not known.
Bodega Depot with People Waiting
The Bodega Road depot, between Bodega and Freestone, was typical of many of the era’s railroad buildings, with it board-and-batten siding and deep eaves. Image circa 1890.
Jensens at Hamlet
Henry Jensen and his wife, Gertie Guldager Jensen, at the Hamlet railroad stop, circa 1905.
Kids Atop Tunnel
Children atop the entrance to the narrow gauge railroad line’s longest tunnel, just north of Tomales. Circa 1910 photo by Ella Jorgensen.
Waiting for the train at the Tomales depot, west of Carrie Street, circa 1909. Real Photo Postcard by Ella Jorgensen.