Wednesday, December 15, 2010

CPRR locomotive 1543


Do you have any service records or history on CPRR locomotive 1543? It was a 4-6-0 steam locomotive sometime in circa 1870's. ...

—Homer Calvin

Railroad western terminus

From: "Mark Merry"

I've always wondered why the railroad stopped in Alameda and was not continued directly to San Francisco? Was this to keep the ferries in business? It seems like it would've been much simpler to extend the railroad to San Jose and up the peninsula. I'm a tour guide in SF and would love to find more information about this. ...

—Mark Merry