The Peninsular Railway ran a popular run in the spring. The 65 mile Blossom Valley trip which carried sightseers around the western side of the Santa Clara Valley to view the unforgettable display of blossoms when the fruit orchards were in flower, and was called the “Blossom Line.”
Photograph of a Interurban Railway Car proceeding down a track next to Saratoga Avenue. On either side of the road are cherry orchards in blossom. This portion of the track is believed to be headed downhill toward Meridian Corners. 1900’s
Chicago & North Western freight train with cattle car.
Photo by John Almond
For the longest time, I thought these two-tone Stock cars were fake train set cars, it’s so cool to see that they actually exist, and are in revenue service!
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Bridge Unit at 12th and Broadway in Oakland. In the distance, the Alameda County Courthouse. In the foreground is the Key system building. It now has a vibrant orange mural with one of these bridge motors painted on the side of it to protect the first floor of the building since it was abandoned after the ‘89 Loma Prieta earthquake. There were plans to integrate the Key System into a modern building that looks like a giant green crystal shard, but the 2008 crash prevented it from happening.