What route did this "government girl" take in 1942?

Help Support Amtrak Unlimited Discussion Forum:

joelkfla

Conductor
Joined
Oct 16, 2018
Messages
1,190
Location
12 miles from Walt Disney World
Some transport notes: the SP&S ran a commuter train from Union Station for the Vancouver Shipyards. Rolling stock came from Interurban Electric cars from the SF Bay Area.
That's funny ... old 3rd Ave. El cars were brought in from NYC to serve the Mare Island Shipyard in the SF Bay Area. I think it was Key System, but I'm not sure on that.

It's like railcar billiards. :)

Correction: It was Richmond Shipyard, and they were from the 2nd Av El. (My memory was a bit fuzzy from the days I volunteered at the Western Railway Museum in Rio Vista, CA, back in the 1980's.)

 
Last edited:

Willbridge

50+ Year Amtrak Rider
AU Supporter
Joined
Mar 30, 2019
Messages
1,457
Location
Denver
That's funny ... old 3rd Ave. El cars were brought in from NYC to serve the Mare Island Shipyard in the SF Bay Area. I think it was Key System, but I'm not sure on that.

It's like railcar billiards. :)

Correction: It was Richmond Shipyard, and they were from the 2nd Av El. (My memory was a bit fuzzy from the days I volunteered at the Western Railway Museum in Rio Vista, CA, back in the 1980's.)

The interurban route that preceded our W-Line LRT between Denver and Golden began operation with redundant coaches and locomotives from NYC when one of the El lines was electrified.
 
Top