Vintage Lake Tahoe Postcard of the Locomotive Glenbrook

Old Tahoe Train Vintage Postcard

This vintage postcard shows an old Lake Tahoe train locomotive called, the No. 1 Glenbrook, at the Train Museum in Reno, Nevada.

No. 1 Glenbrook was the name of the train that ran the “narrow gauge line” between Truckee, California and Lake Tahoe, delivering visitors to the lake. People could come up from the San Francisco area to Truckee and ride the No. 1 Glenbrook to Tahoe City and the famous Lake Tahoe Tavern on the western shore of Lake Tahoe for $1.50 per passenger in the early 1900s.

After dropping its passengers at the Tavern station, the train would go out on the long Tavern pier to meet the Steamer “Tahoe”, which made the daily mail run around the lake in eight hours. Here is a picture of the Tahoe City warf, the train called No. 1 Glenbrook, the steamship Tahoe, and passengers.

This old Lake Tahoe train engine was built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works in 1875 and can still be seen at the Train Museum in Reno, Nevada.