Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Photo: California Historical Society, 1905. A Red Car Trolley is at the curve from Allesandro Way to what we now refer to as the Corralitas end of the Red Car Property. (Click on photo to enlarge.)
It's hard to imagine how different the Red Car Property was when the Big Red Cars ran on it, because they removed countless tons of earth to build the 2 & 5 Freeways in 1960 - 1962. In a post earlier this month, we noted the grade change. Since hikers on The Big Parade had to use their imagination to picture the lay of the land, we're offering a comparison post today.
Photo: Jonathan Vandiveer, May 22, 2011. The Big Parade went off-road between "stairway madness; urban wilderness and archaeology; and...mystery solved."
Click on the years below for comparison photos of the same location.
See all our posts related to the 2 Freeway History.