History of Transportation near Milpitas

Mustangs in the parade

Milpitas is best known for the Ford factory that made the classic Mustangs. Silicon Valley was once the terminus for the Transcontinental Railroad, too. On this page you can find out more about the fascinating role this area played in the history of transportation for the region and the world.… Continue reading

History of Railroads in California

History of the California end of the Transcontinental Railroad, and other historic trains and historic railroads in the San Francisco Bay Area. Key System Scrapbook Key System electric transit in the East Bay area from the beginning to the end of WWII. Also the Richmond Shipyard Railway to the Kaiser… Continue reading

Vehicles – Shopping, Sharing, and Service for Cars in Milpitas

California 4 Cruzzn

Milpitas has been a car-town since its inception when it incorporated around the new Ford factory being built here. A fair number of the Mustangs built at that factory have been lovingly maintained by local residents, and we look forward each June to the car show. Advice & Assistance Clean… Continue reading

Bob Burrell’s Backyard Model Railroad

Bob Burrell had an open backyard this past weekend where he and his young “engineers” ran his G-scale model railroad for all those who appeared. Bob is also well known for his movie, the Milpitas Monster, which will be shown once again on the night before Halloween at the Century… Continue reading

Roads & Highways

Find out about road construction plans and delays. Learn what government agencies control these projects. And to relax, enjoy these scenic drives starting in Milpitas, and wandering through our hillsides. Construction Governmental Agencies Scenic Drives Construction I-680 Sunol Northbound Express Lane Project The construction contract was awarded in late November… Continue reading

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