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September 20, 2012
"...this communication just received from the Mt. Tamalpais Interpretive Association in connection with their proposal to acquire the locomotive #9 now part of Scotia's Museum and historic steam-powered artifacts exhibit. This matter will be briefly discussed at tonight's CSD Board meeting, and in the coming weeks, the community, Town of Scotia Company and the CSD Board will discuss how to respond to the request and what to do with the locomotive...
The Mt. Tamalpais Interpretive Association (MTIA) would love to have the #9 Heisler back on Mt. Tamalpais, where it worked from 1921-1924 on "The Crookedest Railroad in the World".
We look forward to making a presentation to the people who live in Scotia at the Winema Theatre on October 17 and speaking with the Community Services District Board on October 18.
It is our hope that the Community Services District Board will make a decision to make the #9 available to us.
The #9 is in need of maintenance - it has suffered from exposure to the weather for many years.We have spoken with people at the CA State RR Museum, and they have given us cost estimates to move and restore the #9, i.e. $120,000-$160,000 to restore and about $30,000 to move the locomotive from Scotia to Sacramento and from Sacramento to Mt. Tamalpais. It is our hope that the #9 will sit at the East Peak of Mt. Tam, near the Gravity Car Barn Museum that opened in 2009. The locomotive would sit in an enclosed structure to protect it from the elements and vandals, but the structure would be open to the public when the Barn Museum is staffed with volunteer docents.The #9 has been on display in the Town since 1953, although the locomotive never worked at Pacific Lumber. It is the last surviving locomotive that operated on Mt. Tam. We understand that the #9 is a landmark in the Town, and people will miss seeing it there. What if we helped to create a different interpretive site? MTIA could acquire a Pacific Lumber flat car as part of an upgraded display at the Scotia Museum. Perhaps the lumber company in Scotia could supply three appropriate size 38-foot logs. This could tell the story of the logging that was done in the area for so many years. We look forward to hearing your ideas regarding this proposal.
Arlene Halligan, Special Project Director Fred Runner, Mt. Tam Railroad Historian
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