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Date: 05/19/20 02:14
Sometimes All It Takes Is A New Perspective To Truly See A Place!
Author: LoggerHogger

We have all see many, many photos of the Oakland Pier in the steam era and the activity that it was famous for.  However, few railfans thought to expose a frame of film from the perspective of a waiting passenger seeing his train approach the huge open structure from the inside.

The year is 1946 and here we see Southern Pacific #2474 and her trains as it arrives at the Oakland Mole.  This is the view so many thousand passengers would see on a daily basis.  While it may have been a common sight for them, it is a treat for us now.

Martin



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 05/19/20 02:34 by LoggerHogger.




Date: 05/19/20 08:46
Re: Sometimes All It Takes Is A New Perspective To Truly See A Pl
Author: asheldrake

good point....todays regular occurance is tomorrows historical moment.....capture it.      Arlen



Date: 05/19/20 09:56
Re: 229
Author: timz

Ten stops for train 229, plus a flag stop at Elmira

http://wx4.org/to/foam/sp/maps/zukasETT/1946-06-02WESTERN241-TIMZUKAS.pdf

Deadhead cars on the head end?



Date: 05/19/20 10:15
Re: 229
Author: Trainhand

I bet many happy servicemen went through that station on the way home from the pacific.



Date: 05/19/20 10:34
Re: Sometimes All It Takes Is A New Perspective To Truly See A Pl
Author: cewherry

And the sign on the Albers building is just as true today as it was 74 years ago. It made my morning.

Charlie



Date: 05/19/20 14:06
Re: Sometimes All It Takes Is A New Perspective To Truly See A Pl
Author: wjpyper

cewherry Wrote:
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> And the sign on the Albers building is just as
> true today as it was 74 years ago. It made my
> morning.
>
> Charlie

Looking at that sign I thought that it was probably coffee. So I Googled it and it turns out that it is grits. Still available today.
Bill Pyper
Lacey, WA
 



Date: 05/19/20 17:40
Re: Sometimes All It Takes Is A New Perspective To Truly See A Pl
Author: TonyJ

The late KeyRoute would approve.



Date: 05/19/20 18:38
Re: Sometimes All It Takes Is A New Perspective To Truly See A Pl
Author: agentatascadero

This may be excessivelt nit-picky Martin, but passengers waiting for or boarding their outbound trains would almost never see their train approaching the Pier.  The train shown is inbound.  Outbound trains would be brought to the gate for loading far before the outbound passengers arrived.....unless one took an earlier ferry just for the purpose of seeing their outbound train spotted at the gate.
Great image of a great passenger facility.  I feel fortunate ot have originated/terminated many trips there.....well, I guess the actual point of departure was the SF Ferry Bulding.

AA

Stanford White
Carmel Valley, CA



Date: 05/20/20 08:30
Re: Sometimes All It Takes Is A New Perspective To Truly See A Pl
Author: PHall

wjpyper Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> cewherry Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > And the sign on the Albers building is just as
> > true today as it was 74 years ago. It made my
> > morning.
> >
> > Charlie
>
> Looking at that sign I thought that it was
> probably coffee. So I Googled it and it turns out
> that it is grits. Still available today.
> Bill Pyper
> Lacey, WA
>  

The coffee plants were in San Francisco.



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