Northern District

Mount Lowe Incline in “What the Doctor Ordered” (1912)

Posted on: September 21, 2012 by Pacific Electric 1 Comment

Mack Sennett-produced comedy for Biograph featuring Mabel Normand and filmed in Rubio Canyon on April 19, 1912, and later released August 7, 1912.

The clip features footage of the "Rubio" incline car in operation at Mount Lowe, plus footage at the Alpine Tavern.

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  1. Everett Neal

    October 8, 2012

    The Mount Lowe incline looks like a slow roller coaster that goes up and down on a straight track. It’s not seen much in this clip.

    I wonder why I cannot find anything significant on the Pacific Electric “Mount Lowe” Interurban 450-class cars. No info on the history of the cars (and photos of them) can be found anywhere on the internet.


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