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Date: 06/08/19 13:48
Welcome to the left coast
Author: The-late-EMD

The ex Amtrak AEM 7’s are parked under the middle harbor road over pass in Oakland tied to the two B32-8’s. They are behind a fence but you can still get close enough to take a decent picture if you want .

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Date: 06/09/19 06:45
Re: Welcome to the left coast
Author: Roadbed

Why are they that far from home?



Date: 06/09/19 07:10
Re: Welcome to the left coast
Author: jst3751




Date: 06/09/19 19:02
Re: Welcome to the left coast
Author: goduckies

Anyone know when they are headed to the south bay, will try to get a picture if possible on the move.

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Date: 06/09/19 19:13
Re: Welcome to the left coast
Author: jst3751

goduckies Wrote:
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> Anyone know when they are headed to the south bay,
> will try to get a picture if possible on the move.
>
>
> Posted from Android

They are not headed to Southern California. ;-)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Bay




Date: 06/09/19 20:18
Re: Welcome to the left coast
Author: TCnR

Like the title says:




Date: 06/10/19 03:48
Re: Welcome to the left coast
Author: goduckies

Uh South Bay is South Bay Area. Aka where the Cal Train maintenance facility is.

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Date: 06/10/19 09:45
Re: Welcome to the left coast
Author: cchan006

goduckies Wrote:
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> Uh South Bay is South Bay Area. Aka where the Cal
> Train maintenance facility is.

SoCal has their own version of "South Bay" that includes the very tony neighborhoods in Palos Verdes but for San Francisco Bay Area residents, South Bay basically means Silicon Valley, and it's been called that for at least half a century.



Date: 06/10/19 09:51
Re: Welcome to the left coast
Author: PHall

cchan006 Wrote:
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> goduckies Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Uh South Bay is South Bay Area. Aka where the
> Cal
> > Train maintenance facility is.
>
> SoCal has their own version of "South Bay" that
> includes the very tony neighborhoods in Palos
> Verdes but for San Francisco Bay Area residents,
> South Bay basically means Silicon Valley, and it's
> been called that for at least half a century.

There's a "South Bay" in a number of places around the US. 



Date: 06/10/19 13:06
Re: Welcome to the left coast
Author: goduckies

Fine, but clearly these are meant for the south bay I was talking about.

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Date: 06/10/19 13:37
Re: Welcome to the left coast
Author: TCnR

We get the same confusion about 'Inland Empire', Spokane used that phrase for decades before LA became the behemoth it is now.

Seems to me that CalTrain and South Bay / San Jose / Silicon Valley would be an obvious connnection.
 



Date: 06/10/19 16:40
Re: Welcome to the left coast
Author: PHall

TCnR Wrote:
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> We get the same confusion about 'Inland Empire',
> Spokane used that phrase for decades before LA
> became the behemoth it is now.
>
> Seems to me that CalTrain and South Bay / San Jose
> / Silicon Valley would be an obvious connnection.
>  

The phrase "Inland Empire" has been used to describe the Ontario-Riverside-San Bernardino-Redlands area since about 1890 or so.



Date: 06/10/19 17:55
Re: Welcome to the left coast
Author: The-late-EMD

Amazing how foamers always goes off on a tangent. Now back to our regularly scheduled program.

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Date: 06/10/19 21:23
Re: Welcome to the left coast
Author: TCnR

https://www.lamag.com/citythinkblog/inland-empire/
Why do they call it the Inland Empire, and what are its boundaries?
The name dates to a Manifest Destiny-era push to colonize the wide-open West. Texas and Washington have Inland Empires. The moniker was applied to Stockton in the late 1800s.In Southern California, San Bernardino and Riverside counties acquired the title decades ago, according to John Husing, an economist who has studied the birthplace of McDonald’s, the navel orange, and the auto mall for more than 50 years.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inland_Empire
Etymology
The term "Inland Empire" is documented to have been used by the Riverside Enterprise newspaper (now The Press-Enterprise) as early as April 1914.[4] Developers in the area likely introduced the term to promote the region and to highlight the area's unique features. The "Inland" part of the name is derived from the region's location, about 60 miles (97 km) inland from Los Angeles and the Pacific Ocean. Originally, this area was called the Orange Empire due to the acres of citrus groves that once extended from Pasadena to Redlands during the first half of the twentieth century...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inland_Northwest
The Inland Northwest[1] or Inland Empire is a region of the Pacific Northwest centered on the Greater Spokane Area, that includes all of Eastern Washington and North Idaho. Western Montana is sometimes considered part of the Inland Northwest, but generally is not considered part of the Inland Empire.

http://iepco.com/
Papermakers Since 1911
Newsprint is both the livelihood and passion of Inland Empire Paper Company. We have continuously operated in Millwood, Washington since 1911. Today IEP supplies paper to customers throughout the western United States. 



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Date: 06/13/19 23:56
Re: Welcome to the left coast
Author: cchan006

goduckies Wrote:
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> Fine, but clearly these are meant for the south
> bay I was talking about.

Yup, quite fitting for the context of this thread.

Anyway, there's no need to go into 21st Century theatrics for the "South Bay" dispute. San Francisco Bay Area has had North Bay (Marin County and beyond), East Bay (Alameda County and beyond), and South Bay (Santa Clara County) for many generations, and the descriptions are geographically logical without any need for wikipedia. They all happened to border the San Francisco Bay in those geographical directions.

FYI, the "Peninsula" between San Francisco and South Bay is also a logical geographical description. There's no "West Bay" otherwise known as the Pacific Ocean. :-)
 



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