CALIFORNIA. SAN FRANCISO. 6% Bond of $1000. Serie B. black. No 238. Hole-cancelled at top and at bottom (signatures). Formed in San Francisco, 1881, and built a 32-mile line from Bodie to Mono CA, with branches from Mono to Woodyard (2.5 miles) and Bodie to Standard Mine (1.5 miles), total 36 miles. In 1895 it was takenover by the Bodie Railway & Lumber Co., which in 1906 became the Mono Lake Ry & Lumber Co. The line was closed in 1911, after the Bodie mining boom had collapsed. By then the town was almost deserted. The name suggests the line was to be extended southto Benton, but this was never built. Bodie is famous as one of the great gold-mining boom towns, high on the bare country east of the Sierra Nevada. Fine vignette of a train carrying timber in forest-land.
Date: 1 December 1886
Startprice: € 220