Who knew? Train through the Mission

11 11 2008


Thanks (yet again!) to Mission Mission for the heads up on this a wonderful online display showing where the Southern Pacific Railroad used to run diagonally across the grid of Mission streets. Go to the display site for an oversized version to scroll around and see some great photos (be patient while it loads – it’s worth the wait!). The tracks beyond Valencia were removed in 1942. If you’re familiar with the neighborhood, you can follow the map and you’ll understand why a lot of things are the way they are.  Incredible!



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