This 19th Century handcart— the original station wagon— was used to move smaller merchandise around the Northwestern Pacific Railroad Station up in Glen Ellen.

Railway Truck

The hand-forged chassis— wheels, tongue and undercarriage assembly— are original, but the wooden bed was reconstructed by Marge Everidge from timber recycled from the original footbridge that had spanned Asbury Creek here at Jack London Village, near the mill wheel. That old bridge was replaced in 1970 by another, and then another this past year.

Handcarts like this transported merchandise unloaded from the trains as they came into Glen Ellen, and eventually brought out the produce we sent back out into the world as our wines became known internationally.