Did Malibu Ever Have a Railroad?

Well, sort of…

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Did Malibu ever have a railroad?

After Frederick and May Rindge bought Malibu’s 13,315 acres in 1892, they fought to keep out squatters, road builders, and railroads. One strategy was to build their own railroad—a supply locomotive that ran from the beach to their mansion—to exploit a regulation preventing railroad lines from operating near one another. The track was abandoned when construction on PCH started, but a section is on display at the Adamson House museum.


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