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By Grant Ute,Bruce Singer

around the nice bay from San Francisco, the town of Alameda advanced into an island native land of excellent Victorian and Craftsman structure and a port containing a naval air station, shipbuilding middle, and the iciness domestic of the long-gone Alaska Packers fleet of "tall ships." yet Alameda additionally used to be a hectic railroad city. In 1864, a passenger railroad with a ferry connection created a shuttle to San Francisco. In 1869, town grew to become the 1st Bay quarter terminus of the Transcontinental Railroad. Alameda grew to become an island simply because a railroad allowed building crews to dig a tidal canal, keeping apart it from Oakland in 1902. Later generations rode steam, then electrical, trains to a grand ferry pier the place ornate watercraft guided them the 20 mins to San Francisco. An car tube, and later the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge, hastened the death of ferry, then rail, operations ahead of global struggle II.

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