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Date: 04/03/06 01:25
San Joaquin at 16th St, 31 years ago.
Author: drew1946

Still carrying SP numbers and paint, 6455 has just arrived from Bakersfield at Oakland 16th St in April of 1975.




Date: 04/03/06 10:17
Re: San Joaquin at 16th St, 31 years ago.
Author: IC_2024

1975...you could still catch some un-repainted power like this, but it didn't last very long though. By 1976-77, everything had been "platinum-misted" at that point.



Date: 04/03/06 10:47
Re: San Joaquin at 16th St, 31 years ago.
Author: drew1946

Amtrak 123/SP 6461 was never painted other than to "patch" it with a new number. It is the second unit in the Fun Train photo I posted.



Date: 04/03/06 17:05
Re: San Joaquin at 16th St, 31 years ago.
Author: ats90mph

What was the point of the old upper level platforms at 16th street station?



Date: 04/03/06 17:44
Re: San Joaquin at 16th St, 31 years ago.
Author: BobB

The upper platforms were for the interurban that the SP used to run around the East Bay (and over to SF for a short time after the Bay Bridge was finished). There used to be interurban tracks running up to the upper platforms. I don't know the details of the SP system, but Key Route Ken and probably a few others could give them all. It's been discussed on her before, but not recently.



Date: 04/03/06 23:19
Re: San Joaquin at 16th St, 31 years ago.
Author: topper

BobB Wrote:
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> The upper platforms were for the interurban that
> the SP used to run around the East Bay (and over
> to SF for a short time after the Bay Bridge was
> finished). There used to be interurban tracks
> running up to the upper platforms. I don't know
> the details of the SP system, but Key Route Ken
> and probably a few others could give them all.
> It's been discussed on her before, but not
> recently.

It was called the Interurban Electric Railway and lasted until 1941.

I'm sure if you Google it (or even use the TO.com search engine) you'll find lots of info.



Date: 04/03/06 23:31
Re: San Joaquin at 16th St, 31 years ago.
Author: drew1946

topper Wrote:
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> BobB Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
>
> > The upper platforms were for the interurban
> that
> > the SP used to run around the East Bay (and
> over
> > to SF for a short time after the Bay Bridge was
> > finished). There used to be interurban tracks
> > running up to the upper platforms. I don't
> know
> > the details of the SP system, but Key Route Ken
> > and probably a few others could give them all.
> > It's been discussed on her before, but not
> > recently.
>
> It was called the Interurban Electric Railway and
> lasted until 1941.
>
> I'm sure if you Google it (or even use the TO.com
> search engine) you'll find lots of info.


It didn't become the IER until sometime in the thirties (I think) and was originally the Oakland, Alameda, and Berkeley.



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