A Los Altos resident uncovered several photographs like this one of the old train station at Loyola Corners in Los Altos, California. It wasn't much of a "station" but it protected travelers from the the rare California rainy day. Photo courtesy of the California State Railroad Museum.
The electric system was long gone before I was born. But I do remember the locomotives.
There was also a Southern Pacific steam train that chugged along the California foothills, from San Francisco to Los Gatos with a stop in my hometown of Los Altos. The system was near the end of its life when I knew it as a child. Trains are the feature of my latest regional history column from this week's Los Altos Town Crier. Click The Train Days of Los Altos for the story.
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