Mill Valley , California

Welcome to Friends of No9


About Us


Mill Valley - August 1996.  Since the Celebration of the Centennial of The Mt Tamalpais Scenic Railroad , we have devoted ourselves to continue to keep the history of the Mt Tamalpais Scenic Railroad alive !  In that spirit, we have been so fortunate to finally have purchased the last remaining locomotive that still exists, that at one time ran on our railroad. 

The NO9 Heisler.

How You Can Help

We want to bring it HOME !!!  But of course, with that comes its challenges !  We need to restore and relocate this wonderful piece of history in order to return it to the place where it was built to be. 

The Mt Tamalpais and Muir Woods Scenic Railway.  

Thank You

Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you. 

Latest NO9 Update of 8/25/18

Our top notch legal team is putting the final touches on the contract agreements .  Once all of the legal agreements and contracts are complete and in effect,  we can get a plan in motion.   Official Move Date is yet to be determined .  

Here's the latest .  PHASE ONE - "The Move"

We are working with some wonderful companies in this starting phase of NO9's journey back to us.  North Coast Fabricators, out of Arcata CA, is slated to provide the Crane to lift all of the assets (see above) , including NO9, onto trucks in Scotia CA to be shipped to their agreed upon destinations.  We are donating one of the two Steam Donkeys (upper left) to Timber Heritage in Samoa, CA.  The 90 ton Steam Donkey (lower right ) and the rest of the tidbits that go with it is slated to head to Willits, CA where it will land at Baldo Locomotive Works .    

As for Our NO9, we have found some lovely options , all with their pros and cons.  How rare !!!  This has proven to be a bit more tricky than we initially realized . There's alot more to this than meets the eye !!  The planning process is still in its "dynamic"  phase . Stay "Tuned" for updates !!  

Won't YOU Help Our Cause

Donate Today !

Please Send A Check Payable to...

The Mill Valley Historical Society

375 Throckmorton Ave

Mill Valley , CA 94941

Please Write "For No 9" in the memo line on the check 

All Donations are Tax Deductible 

In Memory of Arlene Halligan

As all of you know , this was Arlene's true passion. 

Its ours as well .

We are continuing to persue her dream of bringing the No 9 home to Mt Tamalpais . 

We will not stop till that is achieved !

All Donations made in her name will also go towards making this dream of hers come true !

 Please send a check to the above address and write 

"Arlene Halligan" in the Memo line . 

Contact Us

Get in Touch!

Friends of No9

Mill Valley, California, United States

(415) 302-7677

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