Key System electric transit in the eastbay area. from the beginning to the end of WWII. Also the Richmond Shipyard Railway to the Kaiser Richmond Shipyard. This is a youtube-presented preview is for a 1-hr. 02-min. documentary available on DVD. See the Key System as never before. All the lines, A through H, and the streetcar lines are represented. Ride the Key ferry boats and interurban units from the beginning in 1903 to the end in 1958. There are countless visual gems in this feature that bring back a ‘vintage’ Eastbay lifestyle. A special section is on the Richmond Shipyard Railway during WWII. The construction, refurbishment of the elderly, ancient IRT cars, and the operation of the war-trains to the Kaiser Shipyard are covered. See the wonderful Key System Ferry Boats and a pleasant way to cross the San Francisco Bay for millions of commuters every year. Take yourself back to the first years of the electric interurban line built by the genius of “Borax Smith” and his partner, Frank C. Havens, in the effort to develop the Eastbay Area. We also bring cameo appearances of the Southern Pacific’s electric IER Lines, SP and Santa Fe steam trains, and San Francisco Muni streetcars that gave the greater Bay Area a fine and complete transportation system. The looming war, the US Navy and the 1939 Treasure Island World’s Fair bring some new nostalgic views and a profound perspective on the eve of World War II. Don’t miss the coming Key System Bridge Train units and the
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