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Emeryville in Alameda County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Key Route Terminal

 
 
Key Route Terminal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 7, 2014
1. Key Route Terminal Marker
Inscription.
This was the main terminal for
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
Key Route Terminal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 7, 2014
2. Key Route Terminal Marker
(approx. one mile away); 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 & VehiclesWar, World II
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 18, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 454 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 18, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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