Nostalgic PLA Equipment Move
Part 6 - Coastline Cruising
We start off part 6 of this now
long PLA movement series with the
museum equipment relocation train traversing south out of Oakland on
the northern part of SP's old Coastline. Well, today the first part of
this trip is actually on UP's Niles Subdivision but not too long ago it
all used to be the SP Coastline.
Extra SP5472 is seen
highballing Fruitvale through East Oakland as fast
as she can go (at about 29mph). That is the last SP signal bridge left
in the Bay Area (aside from CalTrain's South S.F. rebuilt one).
Engineer Lou did a mighty fine job hammin' his train up for the few
lucky cameras waiting ready at old Fruitvale Tower (today's Fruitvale
spur to Con Agra and the "island" of Alameda).