PROFESSOR THADDEUS LOWE

MOUNT LOWE RAILWAY

Before Rubio Canyon

The first half of the line to Rubio Canyon was built with relative ease. It ran straight up Lake Street for 3,800 feet, then swung north and east in a graceful curve to the mouth of the Canyon. Mount Lowe, The Railway in the Clouds, page 34.

May 1893 trial run from Pasadena to Rubio (Courtesy of Los Angeles County Library)

Fields of California Poppy flowers before Rubio Canyon in Altadena (Courtesy of Los Angeles Public Library)

Car 461 returning from Rubio Canyon in Altadena during in 1937 (Courtesy of Los Angeles County Library)

 

INDEX PAGE

BEFORE THE WAR

CIVIL WAR YEARS

INVENTIONS AND INDUSTRY

NORRISTOWN PENNSYLVANIA YEARS

PASADENA CALIFORNIA YEARS

MOUNT LOWE RAILWAY

AFTER THE RAILWAY

LOWE FAMILY

BOOKS ABOUT LOWE

NEWSPAPER ARTICLES

EVENTS AND REUNIONS

ARTIFACTS AND HISTORY

ENCYCLOPEDIA BIOGRAPHY

ACCLAMATIONS AND AWARDS

LINKS TO OTHER THADDEUS LOWE WEBSITES