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Date: 02/23/24 07:59
Caltrain #900 San Francisco sighting
Author: SPMW5771

Took my wife to the Amy Grant Concert in Redwood City on Wednesday Night and had a chance encounter with Caltrain 900. As I recall, #900 was the first of Caltrain's new units. Looks like she had a great nose job after losing her Mars light. It was nice to see her and her sisters working under the wire after all these years.

 




Date: 02/23/24 09:17
Re: Caltrain #900 San Francisco sighting
Author: ExStarlightHog

I remember when they all smelled of fresh paint.  Not the paint job you see here.  This is the after-rebuild paint scheme.  I mean the 1985 paint. 



Date: 02/23/24 10:27
Re: Caltrain #900 San Francisco sighting
Author: sagehen

My younger daughter was 1 at the time those units came.  Now she's 40.

They named the locomotives after cities on the line, beginning with the most populous.  At the time, San Francisco was in it's last years as the biggist city in Northern California, so it snagged 900.  San Jose, which has far surpassed San Francisco got 901.

Stan Praisewater



Date: 02/23/24 11:16
Re: Caltrain #900 San Francisco sighting
Author: PHall

sagehen Wrote:
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> My younger daughter was 1 at the time those units
> came.  Now she's 40.
>
> They named the locomotives after cities on the
> line, beginning with the most populous.  At the
> time, San Francisco was in it's last years as the
> biggist city in Northern California, so it snagged
> 900.  San Jose, which has far surpassed San
> Francisco got 901.
>
> Stan Praisewater

San Francisco was only 13 square miles until they got Treasure Island. San Jose is very spread out, kinda like a fungus...



Date: 02/23/24 13:33
Re: Caltrain #900 San Francisco sighting
Author: ExStarlightHog

PHall Wrote:
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> sagehen Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > My younger daughter was 1 at the time those
> units
> > came.  Now she's 40.
> >
> > They named the locomotives after cities on the
> > line, beginning with the most populous.  At
> the
> > time, San Francisco was in it's last years as
> the
> > biggist city in Northern California, so it
> snagged
> > 900.  San Jose, which has far surpassed San
> > Francisco got 901.
> >
> > Stan Praisewater
>
> San Francisco was only 13 square miles until they
> got Treasure Island. San Jose is very spread out,
> kinda like a fungus...
I thought SF was 49 square miles. 



Date: 02/23/24 14:10
Re: Caltrain #900 San Francisco sighting
Author: CPCoyote

ExStarlightHog Wrote:
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> PHall Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > sagehen Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > My younger daughter was 1 at the time those
> > units
> > > came.  Now she's 40.
> > >
> > > They named the locomotives after cities on
> the
> > > line, beginning with the most populous.  At
> > the
> > > time, San Francisco was in it's last years as
> > the
> > > biggist city in Northern California, so it
> > snagged
> > > 900.  San Jose, which has far surpassed San
> > > Francisco got 901.
> > >
> > > Stan Praisewater
> >
> > San Francisco was only 13 square miles until
> they
> > got Treasure Island. San Jose is very spread
> out,
> > kinda like a fungus...
> I thought SF was 49 square miles. 

It is 49 square miles. I don’t know where that 13 came from.

Posted from iPhone



Date: 02/23/24 16:36
Re: Caltrain #900 San Francisco sighting
Author: PHall

CPCoyote Wrote:
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> ExStarlightHog Wrote:
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> -----
> > PHall Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > sagehen Wrote:
> > >
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> >
> > > -----
> > > > My younger daughter was 1 at the time those
> > > units
> > > > came.  Now she's 40.
> > > >
> > > > They named the locomotives after cities on
> > the
> > > > line, beginning with the most populous. 
> At
> > > the
> > > > time, San Francisco was in it's last years
> as
> > > the
> > > > biggist city in Northern California, so it
> > > snagged
> > > > 900.  San Jose, which has far surpassed
> San
> > > > Francisco got 901.
> > > >
> > > > Stan Praisewater
> > >
> > > San Francisco was only 13 square miles until
> > they
> > > got Treasure Island. San Jose is very spread
> > out,
> > > kinda like a fungus...
> > I thought SF was 49 square miles. 
>
> It is 49 square miles. I don’t know where that
> 13 came from.
>
> Posted from iPhone

We're all wrong, it's 46.9 square miles when you include Yorba Buena Island and Treasure Island per wikipedia.



Date: 02/23/24 18:30
Re: Caltrain #900 San Francisco sighting
Author: chakk

Perhaps San Francisco is 46.9 sq miles of land surface, but 49 square miles when you add those portions of San Francisco Bay that are within the official citry limits.

Hakk



Date: 02/24/24 11:18
Re: Caltrain #900 San Francisco sighting
Author: GenePoon

"It is 49 square miles. I don’t know where that 13 came from... "


Might be from the bad luck that has afflicted The City in recent years.



Date: 02/24/24 20:08
Re: Caltrain #900 San Francisco sighting
Author: cchan006

GenePoon Wrote:
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> Might be from the bad luck that has afflicted The
> City in recent years.

Bad luck would have been good (freak events). I don't think it's bad luck. SF might be unworthy of 13 (a long time resident I know left Baghdad-by-the-Bay because she was finally fed up and moved out).



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