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keysystemmap545092 viewsOld map of Key Route system. Key's Berkeley trains to Sacramento Street are still "proposed". Thanks to Stash for forwarding this one over. Click on image a 2nd time to display full size image.360 comments
F_tunnel_MDO.jpg
F_tunnel_MDO221018 views"F" train for San Francisco exits Northbrae Tunnel, Berkeley, at Hopkins St. Photo by Michael Ongerth. John Stashik Collection284 comments
exKey_Argentina_3372_001.jpg
exKey_Argentina_3372_001108027 viewsex-Key System unit in Argentina. Note the trolley pole, split windows, covered coupler, jumper cables and no more route letter sign on front of unit. John Stashik Collection233 comments
Key121_Bancroft_Shattuck.jpg
Key121_Bancroft_Shattuck71952 viewsWestbound "F" train on Shattuck Ave. at Bancroft Way in downtown Berkeley. Unit 121; April 15, 1958. John Stashik Collection6 comments
30157granpablatt'skeysystemlicense.jpg
My Grandpa Blatt's Police Vehicle Permit Allowing Access For Key System Transit Lines Emergencies...47458 views28 comments
Key967.jpg
Key96734913 viewsKey System 18 car turns from Lakeshore Av. onto Walla Vista in Oakland. Courtesy of John Stashik117 comments
snwestportal.jpg
snwestportal23769 viewsSN west portal in Oakland Hills.83 comments
sp_elec.jpg
sp_elec22268 viewsOn the back cover of a 1932 SP Western Div Electric Lines employee timetable is this map showing SP's electric service in the East Bay updated to the year 1927. This was about as extensive as that service ever got for in 1933 there were some routes disco69 comments
40th_Shafter_Streets_Location_of_Yard_Looking_South.jpg
40th_Shafter_Streets_Location_of_Yard_Looking_South19624 viewsThis is how 40th & Shafter looks today. The yard was on the left where the fence is, the tower was where the burned out building is on the right.34 comments
SP368_downtownBerk.jpg
SP368_downtownBerk17673 viewsSP Shattuck Ave. train in downtown Berkeley. Service ran from the Oakland Pier to Thousand Oaks. Courtesy of John Stashik28 comments
SN_Eastport_1957.jpg
Eastport after abandonment 195716019 viewsAmazing photo of SN at Eastport after abandonment in April 1957. This was the eastern side of the Oa36 comments
Key_System_station.jpg
Key_System_station13779 viewsKey System Piedmont Station. Clock tower and building to left still exist to this day. There is a Key System plaque now right about where that C train is. Thanks to Greg Weirich for permission to post. Photo by J C Weirich89 comments
IER_alameda_bay.jpg
IER_alameda_bay12446 viewsIER Lincoln Ave. train at Bay Street, Alameda Courtesy of John Stashik16 comments
eastport1003.jpg
eastport100311587 viewsThe best shot I've ever seen of the east portal of the Oakland Hills tunnel. This is a Bay Area Electric Railroad Association excursion taken in January 1957. Perhaps the very last passenger train through this tunnel. Photo courtesy of Donald Duke from t9 comments
Molina_looking_good_nov_09.jpg
10916 viewsMolina November 2009. Looking south at switch with replacement ties - power poles on their way - not long now until service resumes? 16 comments
tunnelrd.jpg
tunnelrd10719 viewsNot quite rail related, but still interesting. The old Oakland hills auto tunnel before the Caldecott's were built.84 comments
SNRRtrainRocksign.jpg
SNRRtrainRocksign9420 viewsSN 653 pulling cars at the Rockridge crossing. The sign is to the left of the train. 661 is waiting on a spur track. 1946-47 Courtesy of W.T. Larkins7 comments
Arroyo_before_after.jpg
Arroyo_before_after8737 viewsArroyo Ave, Oakland. Before & After. Inset: Key System 687 on the C-Piedmont line just east of Grand Ave (date unknown). The tracks running straight are for the 10-Piedmont Ave streetcar line. Now photo taken summer of 2002 by Sam Lewit89 comments
IERfruitvale.jpg
IERfruitvale8189 viewsA Dutton Ave. IER train at Fruitvale. Courtesy of John Stashik52 comments
skylinetunnelsign.jpg
skylinetunnelsign7439 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
WPvs987.jpg
WPvs9877253 viewsWP train collision with Key streetcar in East Oakland. John Stashik Collection12 comments
eastporttunnel.jpg
eastporttunnel7220 viewsI've gotten a few people asking me what the east side tunnel portal looked like. This is a pretty good photo of it showing the tunnel portal and the substation which was located there. If you go to this spot now (Pinehurst just south of the hairpin turn),23 comments
SN_Key_System_Underpass_under_SP_Oakland.jpg
SN_Key_System_Underpass_under_SP_Oakland7171 viewsThis is a view of the Key System-SN underpass in Emeryville (Oakland) under the UP (SP) mainline. This view is looking West towards the Bay Bridge and the former Key System yard.30 comments
clinespecial.jpg
clinespecial6784 views#271 Special car at Oakland Ave end of C line. J.G.Graham Collection Courtesy of the Oakland History Room46 comments
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save00146774 viewsRegular "G" car in hole. Special car 271 in front. Note large expanse of right-of-way for future use leading to Richmond. J.G.Graham Collection Courtesy of the Oakland History Room22 comments
SNRR420unknownloc.jpg
SNRR420unknownloc6500 viewsSN 420 at unknown location in 1946. Courtesy of W.T. Larkins15 comments
keyanrptcvr1946.jpg
keyanrptcvr19465769 viewsFront cover of 1946 Key System annual report.14 comments
sn670.jpg
sn6705713 viewsSN loco #670 ex TS favorite of motorman George Hademan taken at 40th and Shafter in Oakland. Date unknown. J.G. Graham Collection
IER_Alameda_1939.jpg
IER_Alameda_19395636 viewsIER routes in Alameda, 1939 Courtesy of John Stashik34 comments
Sacramento_Union_Station_Front.jpg
Sacramento_Union_Station_Front5607 viewsThis is Sacramento's Union Station. At one time, this station was served by THREE different railroad companies--Oakland, Antioch, & Eastern, Northern Electric, and Central California Traction.135 comments
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concrete25554 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.28 comments
Oakland_Av_before_after.jpg
Oakland_Av_before_after5371 viewsOakland Av C-Line. Before & After. Now photo taken summer of 2002 by Sam Lewit11 comments
Key664.jpg
Key6645344 viewsKey System 664 is shown at Hopkins and California Sts. in Berkeley on the H route, 1935. Courtesy of John Stashik4 comments
trains.jpg
trains5260 viewsTable showing train numbers on the Richmond-Oakland line. Courtesy of Tom Panas7 comments
Key_Berkeley1910.jpg
Key_Berkeley19105234 viewsBack when the Key Route was new! Berkeley in 1910. John Stashik Collection2 comments
trib7_17_69.jpg
trib7_17_695105 viewsOakland Tribune July 17th, 1969 Article describing Emeryville's great car building capabilities.2 comments
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