Photos of the incline at El Portal and the the YLCO
04 Jun 2010
The museum’s Shay was part of the Yosemite Lumber Company and was used to transport logs from where they were cut to this incline near El Portal where the logs were transported down the incline to a landing where they were loaded on trains belonging to the Yosemite Valley Railroad. From there they were transported to a mill at Merced Falls where there was electricity generated that was used to power the mill.
For good information about the incline and how it was used go to this commercial message about some lodging in the area.