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Friday, July 6, 2012
Train Station #48 -- July 6, 2012
The ill-fated Ocean Shore Railroad went out of business in 1921, killed by the 1906 Earthquake and Fire, Devil's Slide, and the automobile. Things still looked promising in 1909 when this image of their proposed San Francisco depot appeared in the 28-April-1909 San Francisco Call. High speed electric cars would leave here for the coastside and Santa Cruz. They had to make do with a much more modest terminal on Mission Street and a trip to Santa Cruz that involved a train pulled by an electric locomotive to the southern edge of San Francisco, then steam locomotives to Tunitas Glen. Passengers could transfer to a Stanley Steamer coach which would carry them to Davenport, where they could board another steam train for Santa Cruz. .