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Date: 06/10/19 21:34
The First Eastbound California Zephyr Ready in Oakland
Author: MartyBernard

The caption on the back reads, "WP F3 803 heads the first run of No. 18, the California Zephyr out of Oakland Pier. 3/20/49"  Photographer John C. Illman


Enjoy,
Marty Bernard



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Date: 06/11/19 07:11
Re: The First Eastbound California Zephyr Ready in Oakland
Author: tgcostello

Thanks Marty.
TC



Date: 06/11/19 08:37
Re: The First Eastbound California Zephyr Ready in Oakland
Author: ntharalson

Marty, a big thank you for posting these John Illman photos from the Ken Shattuck collection.  I had the privilege of sitting next to him in 2003 at Winterrail.  He was long
retired by then and living in Olympia, Washington, and wondered aloud why he had moved to a location that had no trains!  He was featured in CLASSIC TRAINS photographes
section, well deserved in my view, and I've enjoyed seeing his photos.  Unfortunately, he passed away several years ago and we can't ask him about these great images you've
been posting.  

Nick Tharalson,
Marion IA



Date: 06/11/19 20:22
Re: The First Eastbound California Zephyr Ready in Oakland
Author: SilverView

Marty:Is there a 'tailend' photo of the first CZ leaving Oakland? It would be nice to combine the head end and rear end photos into a nice frame for Zephyr fans' walls.
Mike Abernethy, Silver View



Date: 06/11/19 21:10
Re: The First Eastbound California Zephyr Ready in Oakland
Author: MartyBernard

Mike, there is no tail-end photo.  In almost all these photos, the subject is not moving.   Marty



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Date: 06/11/19 22:16
Re: The First Eastbound California Zephyr Ready in Oakland
Author: dan

portrait of silver lady may have the pics, maybe the same train was on display the day before



Date: 06/12/19 13:21
Re: The First Eastbound California Zephyr Ready in Oakland
Author: agentatascadero

Somewhere in the TO archives, there is a photo showing the CZ loading for departure.

AA

Stanford White
Carmel Valley, CA



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