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  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: May 30, 2007
  • Channel: Auction House
RARE YOSEMITE VALLEY RAILROAD TICKET ROUND TRIP MERCED - EL PORTAL MINT AND UNUSED - NO RESERVE Excellent condition very rare vintage U.S. railroad memorabilia. The Yosemite Valley Railroad ran from Merced in California's San Joaquin Valley to El Portal, the gateway to Yosemite National Park. Over the decades, I've walked nearly every mile of the right of way plus the inclines and logging railroads in the vicinity. Today, you can still find most all of the right of way and see much of it while driving the highway alongside the Merced River on your way to Yosemite. for more like this.

A wonderful addition to your railroadiana collection. Great reference/memorabilia for the modeler too.


I'm back. After a short break I am once again continuing to liquidate my 1,000+ piece HO, book and railroadiana collection that I have accumulated over the last 40 or so years. My main interests were narrow gauge, short line, logging railroads and geared locomotives operating in California's Sierra Nevada mountains and Redwood forests of the Pacific coast. I was very careful to only collect the very best new or as-new items for my collection. I have enjoyed owning them and hope you do too.


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