Key Route Train Station

Key Route Train Station (HM1DDW)

Location: Oakland, CA 94611 Alameda County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 49.587', W 122° 15.164'

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On this spot on June 1, 1904, the first Key Route electric train arrived to be welcomed by a crowd of excited residents. From a new ferry pier on the bay off Emeryville it had brought officials and guests to a dedication ceremony here. Key founder and president, "Borax" Smith welcomed the crowd to the latest form of rapid transit. In 1937 a new station was built for streamlined trains which started running over the Bay Bridge in 1939. Train time from here to First and Mission St. in "The City" was 26 minutes. The last train left from here at 6:45 PM on Saturday, April 19, 1958.
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Year Placed1991
Placed ByPiedmont Ave Merchant's Association and E Clampus Vitus, Joaquin Murrieta Chapter 13
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 2:32am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 565762 N 4186822
Decimal Degrees37.82645000, -122.25273333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 49.587', W 122° 15.164'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 49' 35.22" N, 122° 15' 9.84" W
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Area Code(s)510, 415
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 151-159 41st St, Oakland CA 94611, US
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