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The Scenic Mt. Lowe Railway Historical Committee

Mount Lowe is a mountain on the southern fold of the San Gabriel Mountains. Originally named Oak Mountain, it was renamed for Professor Thaddeus S.C. Lowe, who built the Mount Lowe Railway to its foot in 1896. The record of the naming was made official by Andrew McNally, the famous Chicago map printer, who promised to print "Mount Lowe" on all his maps. Mt. Lowe was established as an alternate route for the Mount Lowe Railway when attempts to procure rights of way to the more prominent Mount Wilson had failed.

The Scenic Mt. Lowe Railway Historical Committee is a group of volunteers who work to preserve the remnants of the Mount Lowe Railway system in the San Gabriel Mountains / Angeles National Forest above Altadena, California.