Dolomite

Dolomite siding (Pacific Railway Journal)

Dolomite siding (Pacific Railway Journal)

In 1890 one of the most famous shipments from the Owens Valley was two hundred cars of marble, from the Inyo Marble Works at Dolomite, just north of Keeler, destined for San Francisco. Local artists still use pieces quarried back then but never shipped.

Hopalong Cassidy filmed many episodes at Dolomite both with and without the railroad. In “Sinister Journey” from 1948, The Dolomite switch is thrown to the siding and the #8 rushes off across the road to the waiting posse.

Dolomite, Mock and Aliso are all private property and it’s owners do not appreciate visitors.

 

The "switch" sign post still sits in the sun.

The “switch” sign post still sits in the sun.

The switch off the main line headed towards the cars in the background.

The switch off the main line headed towards the cars in the background.

Dolomite switch crossing, 2008

Dolomite siding crossing, 2008