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
This location was just north of 40th St. in Oakland between the San Pablo Ave. station and the right of way on Linden St. Both the E and F routes used this track and, at one time, the H line.
Posted by Gallery Administrator on Sat 11 Oct 2008 07:44:08 AM GMT
Photo probably taken from the Rose Street bridge. The turreted building in the background beyond the trees was the Peralta Park Hotel. This is now the location of St. Mary's High School.
Posted by Mike T (guest) on Thu 24 Jul 2008 05:55:33 PM GMT
key route corned beef hash
in reference to the almost religous following of Toy and his son who made this dish on the key ferries .according to my Grandfather , who was 1906 survivor ,they most likely put opium powder in the food.This is an old chinese cook,s trick to spice up the appetite and make the diners want more.This would explain why the reason nobody else could cook the same as Toy and his son after they returned to China i know this willstart a can of hash but it is an explanation.of this story.
Posted by Guest on Sat 12 Aug 2006 10:39:57 PM GMT
The big smokestack in the background was the last remnant of the Key Yard, standing by itself for many years.
Posted by Guest on Fri 15 Jul 2005 06:20:30 AM GMT
Since the motorman's cab was only half-width, these cars had a wonderful railfan's seat right up front. My favorite spot. I might be on that train.
Posted by Guest on Fri 15 Jul 2005 06:16:40 AM GMT
The cut is mostly filled in, but the bridge is still there.
Posted by Guest on Fri 15 Jul 2005 06:09:46 AM GMT
This is the other (east) side of the building seen in photo 8 of this set.
Posted by Guest on Fri 15 Jul 2005 06:04:14 AM GMT
There were a few blocks of non-street right of way beyond here (to the right; railroad east).
Posted by Guest on Fri 15 Jul 2005 06:02:25 AM GMT
Some of this track was still there under the pavement when BART was built thru here.
Posted by Guest on Fri 15 Jul 2005 06:00:47 AM GMT