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Date: 05/19/17 13:27
Uncle Oliver (#12): SP Santa Barbara for Depot Friday!
Author: santafe199

Here’s a remarkable color slide from sunny Southern California. The color has held up nicely considering it was taken 61 years ago. I don’t know any circumstances other than it was taken by Oliver Gibson who was a life-long friend & fellow railfan photographer, but no blood relation to both Bill & Art Gibson (WAG Sr & WAG Jr). Never-the-less, Art thinks of Oliver as an “Uncle” he never had…

1. SP depot in Santa Barbara, CA on February 9, 1956.
(Photo by William Oliver Gibson, from the Art Gibson collection)

Thanks for looking back!
Lance Garrels (santafe199)
Art Gibson (wag216) … in honor of Uncle Oliver




Date: 05/19/17 13:54
Re: Uncle Oliver (#12): SP Santa Barbara for Depot Friday!
Author: BoilingMan

This photo shows how the East end of the depot was enclosed to provide office space, I think for rate clerks. Today this area has been restored to an open patio as the the depot was originally constructed. I would post a current photo, but I left SB this morning.
SR



Date: 05/19/17 19:47
Re: Uncle Oliver (#12): SP Santa Barbara for Depot Friday!
Author: doge_of_pocopson

Very similar today- except more houses on the Mesa!



Date: 05/19/17 20:33
Re: Uncle Oliver (#12): SP Santa Barbara for Depot Friday!
Author: BoilingMan

See the tall light poll on the far left edge of the photo?  The neon sign on it read: TAXI.  It somehow survived into the 70's when I was driving for Yellow Cab-
I coveted that sign!
SR



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