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By Grant Ute,Bruce Singer

around the nice bay from San Francisco, town of Alameda developed into an island homeland 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, the town turned the 1st Bay sector terminus of the Transcontinental Railroad. Alameda grew to become an island simply because a railroad allowed development crews to dig a tidal canal, isolating 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 automobile tube, and later the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge, hastened the loss of life of ferry, then rail, operations prior to international conflict II.

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