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

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

Public Transportation – Buses and Light Rail

How to get in, around and out of Milpitas on VTA buses and Light Rail. Access 511.org – Rideshare Ridesharing benefits include access to the Bay Area’s growing network of carpool lanes, free park-and-ride lots, and a host of commute incentives. Accessibility and Paratransit Services Information about transit accessibility and… Continue reading

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