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keysystemmap545444 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_MDO221738 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_001111003 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_Shattuck72036 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...47598 views28 comments
Key967.jpg
Key96736208 viewsKey System 18 car turns from Lakeshore Av. onto Walla Vista in Oakland. Courtesy of John Stashik117 comments
snwestportal.jpg
snwestportal29515 viewsSN west portal in Oakland Hills.83 comments
Molina_looking_good_nov_09.jpg
29408 viewsMolina November 2009. Looking south at switch with replacement ties - power poles on their way - not long now until service resumes? 16 comments
sp_elec.jpg
sp_elec22373 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
concrete2.jpg
concrete221623 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
40th_Shafter_Streets_Location_of_Yard_Looking_South.jpg
40th_Shafter_Streets_Location_of_Yard_Looking_South19712 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_downtownBerk18005 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 195716398 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_station15688 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_bay12519 viewsIER Lincoln Ave. train at Bay Street, Alameda Courtesy of John Stashik16 comments
eastport1003.jpg
eastport100311644 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
tunnelrd.jpg
tunnelrd11058 viewsNot quite rail related, but still interesting. The old Oakland hills auto tunnel before the Caldecott's were built.84 comments
SNRRtrainRocksign.jpg
SNRRtrainRocksign9475 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
sn1008.jpg
sn10089233 viewsSN #1008 run #29 westbound entering subway on way to KS pier before bridge. Date unknown. J.G. Graham Collection
w_SN_montezuma_south.jpg
w_SN_montezuma_south9015 viewsMontezuma Slough looking southward (toward Chipps) showing what's left. Summer 2002. Courtesy of John Stashik4 comments
Arroyo_before_after.jpg
Arroyo_before_after8912 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
IERfruitvale8889 viewsA Dutton Ave. IER train at Fruitvale. Courtesy of John Stashik52 comments
rrties1.jpg
rrties18229 viewsEvidence of the railroad ties are barely visible in the ripples in the middle of the trail.2 comments
Woodland_Interlocking.jpg
Woodland_Interlocking7892 viewsThis is the Woodland interlocking tower, where the SN's Woodland branch crossed over the SP. Photo from the SN Online website.15 comments
SN_Key_System_Underpass_under_SP_Oakland.jpg
SN_Key_System_Underpass_under_SP_Oakland7711 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
skylinetunnelsign.jpg
skylinetunnelsign7704 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
WPvs9877582 viewsWP train collision with Key streetcar in East Oakland. John Stashik Collection12 comments
skylinetunnel.jpg
skylinetunnel7505 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
unk22.jpg
unk227500 viewsUnknown location. Rare(ish) color photo. J.G.Graham Collection Courtesy of the Oakland History Room8 comments
eastporttunnel.jpg
eastporttunnel7312 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
clinespecial.jpg
clinespecial7252 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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save00146882 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
snmarysville2.jpg
snmarysville26740 viewsSN at Marysville depot. Date unknown. J.G. Graham Collection
sn210.jpg
sn2106699 viewsSN #210 in Chico yards. Date unknown. J.G. Graham Collection
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SNRR420unknownloc6573 viewsSN 420 at unknown location in 1946. Courtesy of W.T. Larkins15 comments
keyanrptcvr1946.jpg
keyanrptcvr19466118 viewsFront cover of 1946 Key System annual report.14 comments
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