8 in HIGH x 10 in WIDE
(20.32 cm HIGH x 25.40 cm WIDE)
The Oakland Tribune Collection, the Oakland Museum of California. Gift of ANG Newspapers

A scene near Broadway and the Embarcadero in which an Amtrak diesel locomotive is pulling passenger cars, toward the camera. A rectangular cloth sign held across the the eastbound railroad tracks reads "Oakland Welcomes Amtrak Capitols" [the name of the new service between San Jose and Sacramento JM]. A scattering of people is watching on each sides of the pair of tracks. [The scene is reminsicent of photos showing the arrival of the first transcontinental railroad in Oakland in late 1869 or early 1870 JM 12/19/2000] (D. Cooper, 7/2004) The transcontinental railroad arrived in Oakland Nov. 8, 1869.

Used: Oakland Tribune

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