New Richmond to Oakland Trackmaps for Google Earth
Author: TMer
Date: 04-02-2021 - 14:17

Here's a collection of Google Earth trackmaps for you San Francisco Bay Area historically-inclined types. Scope is San Pablo to San Leandro, covering all the freight railroads. There's also a supplemental section with circa 1927 transbay passenger commute lines--Key, SP's electric lines, and SN.

Here's the direct download link to a folder on Google Drive:
https://drive.google.com/uc?id=11xdeQRdHQwl_1fIRfyyhMW3CeegJbYNI&export=download

Major thank you due to AP posters OPRRMS, Dr. Zarkoff, Stash, Bill Root, and others for sharing their knowledge on this subject. Without your help this would not have been possible.

Here's a view of downtown Oakland with the WP in orange juxtaposed against, or under really, the 3-D buildings layer.
https://i.postimg.cc/j2LDMsw-R/Oakland.jpg

The 17 zone(?) in Berkeley. There's tracks in a couple of spots remaining in this zone today. I wonder when the last car rolled off this zone?
https://i.postimg.cc/sfNQvZqx/Berkeley-17-zone.jpg


ATSF's Oakland District running through Berkeley toward Oakland. Look at all that SP trackage in green on the right. All gone now except for the main lines and National Starch.
https://i.postimg.cc/90KrSvZZ/ATSF-Santa-Fe-Oakland-District.jpg

WP's shops area at Oakland.
https://i.postimg.cc/XJ2ZKZv2/WP-West-Oakland.jpg

Here's the OTR in yellow and purple. Yellow denotes joint switching facility, in this case shared with the SP. Red is the Oakland Army Base railroad and blue is the Oakland Naval Supply Center's railroad.
https://i.postimg.cc/d0Wv4pbB/OTR.jpg

Here's an overview of the transbay passenger maps. There's also a 1931 aerial mosaic that in places has great detail.
https://i.postimg.cc/Bn1xqCvJ/1927-transbay.jpg



Subject Written By Date/Time (PST)
  New Richmond to Oakland Trackmaps for Google Earth TMer 04-02-2021 - 14:17
  Re: New Richmond to Oakland Trackmaps for Google Earth what 04-02-2021 - 18:28
  Re: New Richmond to Oakland Trackmaps for Google Earth Bill Root 04-03-2021 - 14:25


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