Shafter 42nd 2005

Looking south on Shafter Avenue from 42nd Street, Temescal district, Oakland, Calif.

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Jeff Norman

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Shafter Avenue and 42nd Street, Oakland, Calif.

The Sacramento Northern Railway once ran passenger and freight trains up Shafter Avenue, through the Oakland hills, past Sacramento, to Chico, Calif. The two-square-block Sacramento Northern terminus, which included a depot, rail yard, machine shop, paint shop, freight shed, and other buildings, extended from 40th to 41st streets, and from Webster to Opal streets. The facility was demolished in 1957.This photograph was expressly taken to match the scene of an earlier photograph. See SN-Shafter 42nd c1940

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