Post #100 and 250 Followers!
Mod picture time. If you sight me as I’m off chasing trains, feel free to introduce yourself. I’m constantly wearing my Campaign hat.
Southern Pacific 4-4-2 #3003 at the Oakland Engine Terminal, 1930’s. Train #243 was the three hour Sunday-Only train the “Governor” from Sacramento to Oakland with transfer to San Francisco via Ferry.
SP-4421 Noon Daylight #96 is eastbound, just south of Gilroy, California
The Southern Pacific Coast Division turns toward the ocean via a short pass through Pajaro Gap, rather than climb the mountain grade, to get to Salinas. In that short section of track is some of the most open country, with as fine a variety of scenery in California. The eastbound “Noon Daylight Limited” #96 rounds the curve into a cut near Aromas. Block signal 851 in the foreground, GS-3 type #4421 with its drivers down and smoke back, the small farm town of Aromas in the background, and the Santa Cruz Mountains standing above it all.
1. “Key System Transit Lines articulated unit 169 at the lower end of the line B private right of way at Lakeshore Ave. The storefronts in the background still exist. April 12, 1958, Lakeshore Ave & Trestle Glen Rd, Oakland, California.”
2. Key System Transit Lines articulated unit 121 built originally by the Southern Pacific. After the Interurban Electric abandoned train service in 1941, the Key System took over the outer part of the Berkeley, Shattuck Ave line. 1957, Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, California.
3. Key System Transit Lines articulated unit 174 built originally by the Southern Pacific. After the Interurban Electric abandoned train service in 1941, the Key System took over the outer part of the Berkeley, Shattuck Ave line. The line was shortened to end at the top of Solano Avenue.1957, Solano Ave & The Alameda, Berkeley, California.
More of Dixiana #1 from Roaring Camp Railroads.
Daylight GS-4 4454 passing Granite Rock in 1947.
SP 4449 GS-4 at Watsonville Junction
An older GS-4 #4449 sits at the ready at Watsonville Junction waiting to return to San Francisco with the Suntan Special, once it comes in from Santa Cruz in the 1950’s