Alameda by Rail (Images of Rail) - download pdf or read online

By Grant Ute,Bruce Singer

ISBN-10: 0738547069

ISBN-13: 9780738547060

ISBN-10: 1531628680

ISBN-13: 9781531628680

around the nice bay from San Francisco, town of Alameda advanced into an island place of origin of good Victorian and Craftsman structure and a port containing a naval air station, shipbuilding heart, and the wintry weather domestic of the long-gone Alaska Packers fleet of "tall ships." yet Alameda additionally was once a hectic railroad city. In 1864, a passenger railroad with a ferry connection created a travel to San Francisco. In 1869, the town turned the 1st Bay sector terminus of the Transcontinental Railroad. Alameda grew to become an island simply because a railroad allowed development crews to dig a tidal canal, keeping apart it from Oakland in 1902. Later generations rode steam, then electrical, trains to a grand ferry pier the place ornate watercraft guided them the 20 mins to San Francisco. An vehicle tube, and later the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge, hastened the death of ferry, then rail, operations sooner than international struggle II.

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