03 February 2013

Berkeley’s Vanished Horse Cars, Steam Trains, and Street Cars

Downton Berkeley in 1909

Sunday, 17 February 2013
2:00 to 4:00 pm
Berkeley History Center
1931 Center Street

Phone: (510) 848-0181

As part of the Berkeley Historical Society’s Speakers Series, local transportation historian Phil Gale will give an illustrated talk on the history of Berkeley’s public transit from the first horse car and stream trains through the Key System’s streetcars and the Southern Pacific “red trains” until the founding of AC Transit in 1960.

Phil Gale is co-curator of BHS’s current exhibit, Vanished Berkeley. He also curated an earlier exhibit titled History of Early Berkeley Transportation. He is a member of the East Bay Model Engineers and the Western Railroad Museum.


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