It was considered a test of courage to climb up under the trestle and sit on the cross-beams while the C train ran thru or a truck drove over it. Lots of the boys from Piedmont Ave school & St. Leo's school did this at one time or another in the early '50s. Unthinkable in today's letigious society. Love the Studebaker parked at the bottom of the hill.
Posted by H. Hughes (guest) on Mon 09 Mar 2009 02:23:30 AM GMT
Key Route Ken
I think that the Interlocking Limits extended thru the CUT to at least 41st & Howe Streets..
Control was from SN Tower at 40th & Shafter..
If not Howe, then Piedmont Ave..
Posted by Guest on Thu 14 Apr 2005 10:13:17 PM GMT
Actually, that was a city of Oakland idea to expedite traffic between Broadway and Howe. Key dug it out; Oakland filled it in.
Posted by Gallery Administrator on Tue 12 Apr 2005 04:21:10 AM GMT
I always wondered how the line ran through this cut. There looks like a little overpass on top of the cut which of course is no longer there. The questions is why they even bothered filling in the cut. Maybe the nature of the east bay soil the way it tends to ooze in slow motion.
Posted by Guest on Tue 12 Apr 2005 03:35:03 AM GMT