Thursday, May 30, 2013

San Francisco and San Jose Railroad

"The Lost Railroad Tracks of the Mission and Noe Valley" by Alex Bevk, © Curbed San Francisco, May 29, 2013. (History Article)

" ... The original San Francisco and San Jose Railroad connected San Francisco to Palo Alto, with the first train running all the way to San Jose starting on Jan. 16, 1864. It was an immediate success for passenger travel, with two trains operating daily between the two cities. It's creators formed the Southern Pacific Railroad company, and quickly built an extension to to Gilroy. The men behind the juggernaut Central Pacific Railroad ... acquired the line in 1870, merging it with their own lines under the name Southern Pacific. Today, Caltrain and the Union Pacific Railroad continue to operate trains over the company's original route. ... " [More]

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