I’m back again with another mystery! Way back in October of 2006, I was exploring the topmost bit of overgrown sidewalk on Seventh Avenue West, (between Skyline and West Eighth Street). This walkway ran parallel to east side of the old Incline Railway, which pedestrians would have used as access for each stop along the way. At the top at West Eighth Street, where the sidewalk first begins, I happened to notice off to the side in the overgrowth, a large pile of of steel girders and wooden posts, located right about where the incline once stood.
Regrettably, I never followed up on finding out if these were really parts of the old Incline Railway, which was sold for scrap in the late 1930s. Since then, new owners of the old Weather Station home have vastly renovated the property, and it’s possible the old debris may have been removed.
I intend to check in the spring if anything is indeed left, but if anybody knows about this debris, feel free to comment. If it is still there, and was part of the Incline Railway, I really don’t know what significance that would mean, possibly nothing, but I would still find it immensely fascinating.
Is this leftover scrap from the Incline?
The once hidden stairway in the overgrowth.
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