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Date: 03/19/05 09:17
More Bay Area Memories"-- PART 2..
Author: KeyRouteKen

"The Old and the New" and the Road to Oblivion!

SP Daylight locomotive # 6028 has just been cutoff of Train # 27, the "Overland Limited", inside the giant trainshed at "Oakland Pier" and is now headed Westbound on the "runaround" track out onto the pilings, that will enable it to run on the outside of the trainshed building proper, and run light back to West Oakland Yard for servicing.. The 6028 is greeted by the Ferryboat "SAN LEANDRO" which has only about 45 days left to operate on San Francisco Bay. The two icons of a Southern Pacific dynasty are overshadowed by the immense gingerbread trainsheds of "The MOLE", which was built in 1882, abandoned entirely in 1960 and torn down in 1966.

This photo of "what was" is dated 6-15-'58..

Photo courtesy of John Illman..




Date: 03/19/05 09:21
Re: More Bay Area Memories"-- PART 2..
Author: KeyRouteKen

SP Consolidation # 2644 helps SP Extra 4350 east up the grade to the Suisun Bay Bridge. The little 2-8-0 will cut off on the fly at BAHIA and return to its terminal at Port Costa, CA..

The Date: 1-1-51..

Photo courtesy of John Illman..

Note: KRK has had the pleasure of navigating this route on an SP Speeder.. A very COOL experience to be sure!!!




Date: 03/19/05 09:26
Re: More Bay Area Memories"-- PART 2..
Author: KeyRouteKen

Sacramento Northern Extra 603 East, helped by Motor # 604, heads up Shafter Avenue in Oakland, CA as it begins its climb into the Oakland Hills. Shoving on the rear is Motor # 660. Photo is dated 10-30-'48..

Photo courtesy of John Illman..

Note: Motor # 603 has its pantograph "locked down" as these two locomotives were the only ones on the SN that could run in MU operation..




Date: 03/19/05 09:28
Re: More Bay Area Memories"-- PART 2..
Author: KeyRouteKen

Sacramento Northern locomotive # 660 switches in the tiny SN yard at 40th & Shafter in Oakland, CA on 10-30-'48..

Photo courtesy of John Illman..




Date: 03/19/05 09:39
Re: More Bay Area Memories"-- PART 2..
Author: KeyRouteKen

SP locomotive # 6016 heads the 1st section of Train # 11, the CASCADE, at GIANT, CA on 7-2-'50..

Photo courtesy of John Illman..




Date: 03/19/05 09:41
Re: More Bay Area Memories"-- PART 2..
Author: KeyRouteKen

SP locomotive # 3201 heads Train # 12, the "CASCADE", at RODEO, CA on 1-21-'68..

Photo courtesy of John Illman..




Date: 03/19/05 20:17
Re: More Bay Area Memories"-- PART 2..
Author: wwdrkid

That SN caboose is a beauty. All wood; truss rods; arch bar trucks, for heavens sake. How old were those things, I wonder.



Date: 03/22/05 05:45
Re: More Bay Area Memories"-- PART 2..
Author: Gonut1

KRK,

Thanks for sharing.

Gonut



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