PROFESSOR THADDEUS LOWE

MOUNT LOWE RAILWAY

Las Flores Canyon

Panoramic view of Las Flores Canyon with Circular Bridge above (Courtesy of the Los Angeles Public Library)

1909 view of returning trolley with Circular Bridge above (Courtesy of the Los Angeles Public Library)

1909 view of returning trolley with Circular Bridge above (Courtesy of the Los Angeles County Library)

1909 view of trolley on High Bridge looking east (Courtesy of the Los Angeles County Library)

Trolley on High Bridge (Courtesy of the Los Angeles County Library)

Trolley on High Bridge (Courtesy of the Los Angeles County Library)

Panoramic view looking west toward the Cape of Good Hope (Courtesy of the Los Angeles County Library)

Looking east with Circular Bridge in view. (Courtesy of the Los Angeles County Library)

Sentinel Rock with Trolley leaving Las Flores Canyon for Millard Canyon (Courtesy of the Los Angeles County Library)

The Alpine Division ran in a straight line to the western edge of Echo Mountain, then swung north and clung to the sheer walls of Las Flores Canyon. This first section proved to be one of the most challenging of the entire line, as the sides of the canyon were decomposing and heavy trestle work was required. Eleven substantial bridges were built in the first mile-and-a-quarter. MOUNT LOWE, The Railway in the Clouds, page 92.


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