The Railroad that Started Tiburon (Part 2!) with Phil Cassou & Phil Maslin of the Tiburon Railroad & Ferry Depot Museum
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This talk was a sell-out in fall 2015!
Since then, our speakers have unearthed even more stories, legends, and photos about Tiburon’s railroad history and the Northwestern Pacific Railroad. Spanish explorers named Punta de Tiburón in 1775. One hundred years later, due to its proximity to San Francisco, Point Tiburon became a major railroad and ferry terminus. In 1884, Peter Donahue, Irish immigrant and industrial tycoon, extended the San Francisco and North Pacific Railroad to Tiburon, with a ferry fleet to provide faster passenger and freight service between San Francisco and northern California. Eventually the Donahue Line merged with competitors to become the Northwestern Pacific Railroad, a subsidiary of the Southern Pacific Railroad. The last train left Point Tiburon September 25, l967.
Our speakers, both natives of Marin, are passionate about Tiburon’s history as a railroad
and maritime hub. You’ll see a Tiburon, not so long ago, but “bustling” in a different way.
Free & Open to the Public – Bring Your Friends!