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Alameda by Rail (Images of Rail)

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Publisher Comments:

Across the great bay from San Francisco, the city of Alameda evolved into an island hometown of fine Victorian and Craftsman architecture and a port containing a naval air station, shipbuilding center, and the winter home of the long-gone Alaska Packers fleet of "tall ships." But Alameda also was a busy railroad town. In 1864, a passenger railroad with a ferry connection created a commute to San Francisco. In 1869, the city became the first Bay Area terminus of the Transcontinental Railroad. Alameda became an island because a railroad allowed construction crews to dig a tidal canal, separating it from Oakland in 1902. Later generations rode steam, then electric, trains to a grand ferry pier where ornate watercraft guided them the 20 minutes to San Francisco. An auto tube, and later the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge, hastened the demise of ferry, then rail, operations before World War II.

Book News Annotation:

The Alameda story begins in 1864, and laments the last of rail in 1960. Within that period this heavily illustrated history deals with ferries (crossing the Bay to San Francisco), transcontinental rail (this being the first tidewater terminus for a couple months), streetcars, bridges, and the tunnel to Oakland. Photo quality is fair to good, and many fine maps (often reproduced at a very small scale) greatly enhance the historic value of the work. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author

Authors Grant Ute and Bruce Singer compiled this evocative collection of vintage images to celebrate Alameda's railway heritage using the archives of the Bay Area Electric Railroad Association's Western Railway Museum. Singer rode the Pacific Electric "Red Cars" in his youth and, after he retired, realized his dream of becoming a motorman. Ute, the grandson of a San Francisco motorman, is a founder of the San Francisco Railway Archive.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780738547060
Author:
Ute, Grant
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Author:
Singer, Bruce
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Railroads - History
Subject:
Ca
Subject:
United States - State & Local - West
Subject:
RAI; TRA
Subject:
History
Subject:
Street-railroads
Subject:
California
Subject:
Alameda (Calif.) - History
Subject:
Street railroads - California - Alameda
Subject:
Railroads - General
Subject:
Rai
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Images of Rail
Publication Date:
20070331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
200, Black and White
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
9.26x6.58x.35 in. .72 lbs.

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