Charles Smiley Presents: Key System Scapbook Part 1
The Key System from the early years of 500s and 600s plus the ferryboat pier. See the Key’s new bridge units in their original, striking, orange and silver splendor. Also we bring supporting scenes of the IER Red Trains, Muni Railway, steam trains and the Key’s small streetcars. Ride and watch beautiful ferryboats shot on some of the first, early 16mm color film.
Watch the construction and operation of the WWII Richmond Shipyard Railway by Key’s staff. This line was built from Emeryville north to Richmond’s Kaiser Shipyards to transport thousands of workers that built 747 Victory and Liberty ships for the war. Retired IRT elevated cars were rebuilt to make long, and elderly, electric trains. This is a fascinating look at Bay Area history. Don’t miss the Key’s X-trains and ferryboats to the 1939 Golden Gate Expo. This video has many animated graphical maps made just for video clarity and better understanding of the Key’s lines, streetcar lines and the competing SP-IER electric lines in the ferry, and the later bridge era. Great synchronized sound and period music too!