Emeryville in Alameda County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Key Route Terminal
the Key System Railway during World War II.
The Shipyard Railway – also known as the “Pass the Ammunition”
Railway – was built by the Key System for the United States Maritime
Commission. In operation from 1943 through 1945, the railway was
crucial in transporting workers to Richmondís Kaiser Shipyard during
wartime gasoline and tire rationing.
Erected 2000 by East Bay Asian Local Development Corp., Catellus Residential Group and Oliver & Company, Inc.
Location. 37° 49.798′ N, 122° 16.762′ W. Marker is in Emeryville, California, in Alameda County. Marker is on San Pablo Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3850 San Pablo Avenue, Pinole CA 94564, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Oakland Ball Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Moving Shoreline (approx. half a mile away); Black Panther Party Stoplight (approx. 0.7 miles away); California & Nevada Railroad (approx. one mile away); St. Augustine's Episcopal Church El Camino Rancho San Antonio (approx. 1.2 miles away); Site of Saint Mary's College (approx. 1.2 miles away); Lorin Theater (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Emeryville.
Also see . . . Key System - Oklandwiki. The Key System (1903–1960) was a privately-owned transit system serving Alameda and Contra Costa counties. It was established by local businessmen F.M. “Borax” Smith and Frank C. Havens, who also ran the Realty Syndicate, a major property developer in early Oakland. (Submitted on March 18, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
Categories. • Roads & Vehicles • War, World II •
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