Sunday, 1 January 2017

Laws Rail Road Museum, Bishop, CA

Laws Railroad Museum, just outside Bishop, is really interesting.   The Carson & Colorado Narrow Gauge Railroad ran from Mound House, near Carson City Nevada, for 300 miles terminating at Keeler, California.

Between 1883 and 1915 the railroad was the only dependable means of transport in and out of the Owens Valley.   The service ran until 30 April 1960 and is now a Registered California Historical Landmark.
Laws Station was named in honour of R J Laws who was the Assistant Superintendent of the Railroad between 1883 and 1915.

The original railroad depot

 The waiting room

Steam locomotive No 9

The Visitor Centre is housed in a building that was built by Paramount Studios as part of the set for the film Nevada Smith starring Steve McQueen.

It’s an interesting place and we really enjoyed our visit.

Have fun, we are!

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