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concrete2.jpg
concrete24159 viewsConcrete bunker 1909. As you can see there is lots of graffitti. There is also lots of old rusty cans. If you do go here and you're so inclined, bring a garbage bag and haul out a little bit of the trash.5 comments
26thSt_spanwire.jpg
26thSt_spanwire3529 viewsRemnants of the past in West Oakland.1 comments
concrete1.jpg
concrete12277 viewsConcrete bunker 1909.
Hermosa.jpg
Hermosa1778 viewsUnited Railroads of SF "Hermosa". Date/location unknown. Courtesy of John Stashik2 comments
LSI.jpg
LSI2248 viewsAt 65th St. in Emeryville, this is the look of the former Red Train route just a few years ago. The cars are spotted at the LSI plant. A hopper car is rare here, usually just corn syrup tanks. Although most of the tracks still exist as of this date (12/7/7 comments
oldrail.jpg
oldrail2363 viewsThis was an old piece of rail I found off the side of the trail. I don't know my guages, but you can see the scale with my GPS (about the size of a cell phone) right next to it.2 comments
pillowblock.jpg
pillowblock1992 viewsOn the bunker. This metal piece looks a lot like the base of a pillow block to me.
rrties1.jpg
rrties12394 viewsEvidence of the railroad ties are barely visible in the ripples in the middle of the trail.2 comments
railrebar.jpg
railrebar2476 viewsIn a few places it looked like some of the rail was used as concrete reinforcement. All the rail I found on my hike today was different guages. This one here was very small. I'd say about the same size as the rail used at the Tilden Steam trains!1 comments
rrties2.jpg
rrties22130 viewsThere are a small handful of areas where you can barely see the wooden ties. This portion of the railroad is not dated on either the Lee Donehower or Steven Mix maps. But the other portions of railway lines were apparently built right around the turn of t
skylinetunnel.jpg
skylinetunnel4033 viewsHere is the current day shot of the location of the original tunnel from Alameda - Contra Costa counties. Taken 5/17/04. The sign says "No Trespassing. Violators Will be Prosecuted". Take a good look at this area including the plaque as it's hig15 comments
LSI_lead.jpg
LSI_lead2246 viewsLong ago this was the Ninth Street Red Train route. Up until a few years ago this was the lead to LSI in Emeryville. Scene looking east from Powell St. These tracks still exist as of this date (12/7/02). LSI is now gone. Courtesy of John Stashik7 comments
trib2_27_57.jpg
trib2_27_571751 viewsOakland Tribune Feb 27th, 1957 California Railway
trib9_19_43.jpg
trib9_19_432135 viewsOakland Tribune Sept 19th, 1943
skylinetunnelsign.jpg
skylinetunnelsign7182 viewsBasically not rail related, but here is a picture of the sign for the "high level" tunnel at the end of Tunnel Rd in Berkeley. Taken 5/17/04.1 comments
OTR.jpg
OTR1961 viewsOakland Terminal Railway power in February 2001. Courtesy of John Stashik5 comments
wheelwell.jpg
wheelwell2484 viewsThis is a view of what is being called the concrete bunker. According to the maps, this was the upper portion of a cable tram which traversed down to about the middle of where Hwy 13 is now. On the right side was a conveyor tram which went down to over Hw5 comments
tunnelrd.jpg
tunnelrd9060 viewsNot quite rail related, but still interesting. The old Oakland hills auto tunnel before the Caldecott's were built.60 comments
WPvs987.jpg
WPvs9872211 viewsWP train collision with Key streetcar in East Oakland. John Stashik Collection
5_7_49.jpg
5_7_491839 viewsOakland Tribune May 7th, 1949 Describing first transcontinental train into Oakland.3 comments
Xsign_26th.jpg
Xsign_26th2495 viewsX marks the spot.1 comments
USGS.jpg
USGS3834 viewsThe FULL SIZE image is 1.2 megabytes. Dialups will have a wait.This is a fantastic re-make of the map that was originally put together by Steven R. Mix in 1999. The re-make was done by Lee Donehower in 2002 with the help of Steven Mix. Lee was extremely g2 comments
   
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