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Walking Tour: The High Road Along Trestle Glen’s Key System B Line

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625 Trestle Glen Road, the southwest corner with Wesley Way

625 Trestle Glen Road

Oakland, CA 94610

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Join a walk that starts at the Lakeshore shopping district and heads up Longridge Rd. to match period photographs to show how the development of Lakeshore Highlands after World War I was coordinated with integrating the Key System B line. Emphasis will be placed on surviving Key System landmarks, station locations, and walking paths to access the electric train line, and architectural landmarks that have defined the character of this attractive neighborhood. The walk will include several sloped walkways.

Tour Leaders: Ron Hook and Stu Swiedler

Ron Hook grew up on Rosemount at Verrada in Oakland and now lives in Hayward. He was born a rail fan and became a bus fan 40 years ago. Per Ron, AC Transit and Key history go hand in hand. Most of his spare time is spent cataloging and identifying photos for the Western Railway Museum in the east bay. He is a retired printer, and currently president of the AC Transit Retirees Club.

Stu Swiedler is a physician-scientist who has lived in Oakland since 1989. He is author of the web site, The East Bay Hills Project (eastbayhillsproject.org) that combines images of the railroad with aerial views to tell the story of the development of Montclair. The East Bay Hills Project was started to leave a photographic record and satisfy the curiosity of those seeking the basis for the changes to the area. His appreciation for the impact the railroad made to the area was derived from numerous bike rides and runs through the hills between Oakland and Mount Diablo with his wife Judy.

Location: 625 Trestle Glen Road, the southwest corner with Wesley Way

This event is sponsored by the Oakland Heritage Alliance. Join or renew OHA membership for a $10 discount off member price.

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