Sunday, November 13, 2011

Ocean Shore Railroad Car 1409 Fundraiser -- November 13, 2011

Today the Moose Lodge in Pacifica hosted a Pacifica Historical Society fundraiser for the restoration of the only surviving piece of Ocean Shore Railroad rolling stock, coach 1409. Rob Wullenjon performed a song he had written about the railroad and the car. Then historian John Schmale, who found the car, spoke and presented a series of photos from his collection. They covered a ride from San Francisco to Santa Cruz. I understood the line's route out of San Francisco and through Westlake much better. The views of what is now Pacifica and the area sound of Devil's Slide were wonderful.

 I had to run right after he finished, so I didn't get to hear the questions or talk to people after. There was a good crowd.

 The image is from the 04-April-1908 San Francisco Call. Be sure to click on the image to see a larger version.

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