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Date: 10/17/09 02:13
Then & Now - Joint Submission
Author: Maxwell

Joint submission on Millbrae, California with T.O. member "photobob".

Then - Robert's photo. Taken in 1976, his pic shows SP commute in action with a 76 paint scheme unit leading, great times! Back then rails were SP owned, Millbrae Ave. crossed tracks supplied by crossing signals and 2 gates, and its station had an SP depot.

Now - In November 2008, a bridge been built over rails for Millbrae Ave, Caltrain owns trackage from SF to SJ, and an ultra advanced shining lights Caltrain/BART station plus a parking lot is built on the other side of the street. The old depot however, still exists.

Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 10/17/09 23:14 by coast7.

Date: 10/17/09 06:00
Re: Then & Now - Joint Submission
Author: Jbarton

Very interesting. Thanks for showing this change.

Jim Barton

Date: 10/17/09 06:29
Re: Then & Now - Joint Submission
Author: daylightdon

Wow! You can sense the speed in that first photo! Some of those commutes could really move! The Espee put on a good show. At the risk of offending some on this site, I'm not sure CalTrain is as impressive. I miss the peninsula freight action as well-check out the boxcar in the now long-gone team track.

Date: 10/17/09 08:06
Re: Then & Now - Joint Submission
Author: NI030

That first shot was probably a special heading down to Stanford for the annual "big game" between Stanford and Cal.

Date: 10/18/09 11:55
Re: Then & Now - Joint Submission
Author: switchlamp

That first shot shows the raised elevation of the curve nicely !

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