Key System

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Area served East Bay, San Francisco Bay Area, CA
Founded 1902
Founder Borax Smith
Defunct 1960
Successor Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District

Officially the San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose Consolidated Railway,[1] Key System, or Key Route was a privately-owned mass-transit provider in Oakland, California and surrounding area between 1903 and 1960. The service area included the cities of Oakland, Berkeley, Alameda, Emeryville, Piedmont, San Leandro, Richmond, Albany, and El Cerrito in the eastern San Francisco Bay Area. The outer destinations resembled "loops" in the inside part of a key, while the Oakland-San Francisco route along the pier provided the shaft and teeth of a key. Due to this similarity, the service was called the Key System.

This operating franchise was owned by National City Lines, a bus and streetcar holding company between 1946 and 1960. During the National City Lines years, the system was known as Key System Transit Lines.

Key System Statistics as of 1/12/1948:[2]

  • Bridge Units: 88
  • Street Cars: 137
  • Motor Coaches: 425
  • Daily mileage: 85,000


Service

Trans-Bay rail lines

From 1903 to 1939, service from Oakland to San Francisco was via a 3 mile long pier into the San Francisco Bay, then via ferry from the end of the pier to the San Francisco Ferry Building.

Note: Until the Bay Bridge railway began operation, Key commuter trains had no letter designation. They were named for the principal street or district they served.

  • A – Downtown Oakland (was extended far into East Oakland to near the San Leandro border on the competing Southern Pacific Railroad interurban (see East Bay Electric Lines) tracks when they shut down their operations in 1941)
  • B – Lakeshore and Trestle Glen (originally ran through a Key hotel, the Key Route Inn at Grand and Broadway in Oakland; the Inn burned down in the 1930s)
  • C – Piedmont (Via 40th Street and Piedmont Avenue; alongside Pleasant Valley and Arroyo avenues; and between York Drive and Ricardo Avenue to terminus at Oakland Avenue)
  • D was reserved for a proposed line into Montclair alongside the Sacramento Northern interurban railway
  • E – Claremont (ran directly to the Claremont Hotel, terminating on a track between the two tennis courts; the tennis courts survive to this day)
  • F – Berkeley / Adeline Street (was also extended on former Southern Pacific interurban tracks on Shattuck Avenue beyond Dwight Way and through the SP's Northbrae Tunnel, terminating at Solano Avenue and The Alameda)
  • G – Westbrae Shuttle (actually, a streetcar shuttle providing a connection at University Avenue with the H transbay train)
  • H – Monterey Avenue (originally, the Sacramento Street Line; the original line ran up Hopkins, but was switched to the SP's old tracks up Monterey after 1933)
  • K – College Avenue (also a streetcar shuttle providing a connection at Alcatraz Avenue and Adeline Street with the F transbay train); this line ran extra cars and was heavily used on football game days as its terminus was only a few blocks away from UC's Memorial Stadium

The A, B, C, E and F lines were the last Key System rail lines. Train service ended on April 20, 1958, replaced by buses using the same letter designations. AC Transit preserved the letter-designated routes when it took over the Key System two years later, and are still in use; AC Transit's B, C, E, F, G and H lines follow roughly the corresponding Key routes and neighborhoods.

Trans-Bay Motor Bus lines

  • J - Richmond Housing. One trip per day in 1958
  • K - Havenscourt/East Oakland
  • L - Richmond
  • N - East Oakland
  • O - Santa Clara-Alameda
  • R - Hayward
  • S - Piedmont
  • T - Treasure Island
  • V - Montclair
  • W - Encinal
  • X - World's Fair Shuttle

Like the trans-bay rail lines, some Key System transbay motor coach lines exist in various forms in the present day under AC Transit, including the N (as present day NL) and O lines.

Local Streetcar lines

Local streetcar service was replaced by busses.

  • 1 - San Pablo & Asby Ave - Oakland 105th Ave & East 14th Street (1931-1948)
  • 2 - San Pablo & Asby Ave - Downtown Oakland (1916-1948)
  • 3 - Downtown Oakland - UC Campus via Grove St (1904-1948)
  • 4 - Downtown Oakland - Berkeley via Shattuck (1904-1948)[3]
  • 5 - Downtown Oakland - Berkeley via Telegraph Ave (1904-1948)
  • 6 - Downtown Oakland - Berkley Arlington Ave via College Ave (1906-1946)
  • 7 - Arlington to Euclid Ave via Downtown Berkeley (1907-1948)
  • 10 - Piedmont - Downtown Oakland - Hopkins (1912-1948)
  • 11 - 38th Ave - Downtown Oakland - Linda & Piedmont (1910-1948)
  • 12 - SP 16th St Depot - Downtown Oakland - Grand Ave (1912 - 1948)
  • 14 - Fruitvale Ave & East 27th St - Downtown Oakland via E 21st St, E 18th St (1906-1948)
  • 15 - 38th Ave - Downtown Oakland 13th St/8th St (1916-1946)
  • 18 - Park Blvd - Downtown Oakland - Lakeshore (1904-1948)

Local Motor Bus lines

As of 1958[4]. Many of these lines survived into AC Transit operation, and a handful still run today (such as lines 51, 72)

  • 7 - Arlington-Euclid Ave
  • 11 - Oakland Avenue - Broadway
  • 12 - Army Base-Grand Avenue-West 14th Street
  • 14 - Brookdale-EmeryviIIe
  • 15 - Berkeley-Grove Street-Observatory
  • 15B - Market Street-Mountain Boulevard
  • 15C - Market Street-Coolidge-Alcatraz
  • 15D - Market Street-Davenport-Observatory
  • 17 - Berkeley College
  • 18 - Park Boulevard-Lakeshore Avenue
  • 39 - Airport-Brookfield Village
  • 40 - Telegraph Avenue - Foothill Blvd
  • 41 - Foothill Boulevard Berkeley via Shattuck
  • 42 - Alameda NAS -Piedmont
  • 43 - Oakland-San Leandro via Foothill Blvd
  • 44 - West Oakland
  • 46 - Arthur-Olive street
  • 51 - Berkeley-Alameda
  • 53 - Fruitvale Avenue
  • 54 - 35th-38th Avenues
  • 55 - Dutton Avenue-Davis Street-Mulford Gardens
  • 56 - Seminary Avenue-Oak Knoll
  • 57 - MacArthur Boulevard to 40th & San Pablo
  • 59 - Thornhill Drive-Broadway Montclair
  • 60 - Southern Pacific Mole-Ferry Street
  • 64 - San Jose Avenue
  • 65 - Dwight Way
  • 67 - Spruce Street-Colusa Avenue
  • 68 - Barrett-Garvin Avenue-McBryde-Arlington
  • 69 - 23rd and 6th Streets - Chesley Ave Richmond
  • 72M - San Pablo Avenue-Macdonald
  • 72P - San Pablo Avenue-Potrero
  • 73A - Sixth St
  • 74 - Ashby Avenue-6th Street
  • 75 - Grizzly Peak Blvd Shuttle
  • 76 - Terrace-Montclair
  • 78A - Panhandle-Rheem-EI Sobrante
  • 79 - Observatory-High Street-Bay Farm Island
  • 80 - Oakland-San Leandro-Hayward- Castro Valley
  • 81 - Oakland-San Leandro-San Lorenzo-Hayward
  • 82 - Oakland-San Leandro-Hayward
  • 83 - East 14th Street-Sobrante Park (150th Ave) Express
  • 87 - Maxwell Park
  • 88 - Berkeley to Market St & Sacramento
  • 91 - Castro Valley-Seven Hills Line

Facilities

  • Office - 1106 Broadway, Oakland 7
  • Telephone - OLympic 3-3535

Rail Yards

  • Yerba Buena Yard
  • Bridge Yard
  • Western Car House - 51st & Telegraph

Bus Yards

  • Division 2, Emeryville- 45th & San Pablo. Opened 12-2-38. Current site of AC Transit Division 2.
  • Seminary Division - Seminary Ave and San Leandro St. Opened 9-1-48. Currenly used by AC Transit.
  • Richmond Division - opened 9-1-48 [5]
  • Western Car House - 51st & Telegraph, used before opening of D2

Roster

Ferry

Ferry commuter service was replaced by the Bay Bridge on 1/14/1939-1/15/1939. Ferries were then used for the Golden Gate International Exposition until 9/29/1940.

Early on, ferries were painted a bright yellow, and later orange.

Name Thumbnail Year Builder Hull Tons Engine Passenger capacity Retired Notes
Yerba Buena 1903 John W. Dickie, Alameda Wood 616 Triple Expansion, 1200 hp 1925
  • First boat used in revenue service, 10/26/1903
  • To Golden Gate Ferry, as Harry E. Speas, later as Golden Coast.
San Jose 1903 John W. Dickie, Alameda Wood 630 Triple Expansion, 1200 hp 1919
  • Caught fire and sunk 3/23/1919
  • To Six Minute Ferry, to Rodeo-Vallejo Ferry.
San Francisco 1905 John W. Dickie, Alameda Wood 612 2 Compound, 2 cylinders, 2000 hp 1924
  • Entered service 4/18/1905
  • To Golden Gate Ferries. Rebuilt into Golden Dawn
Claremont 1907 John W. Dickie, Alameda Wood 672 2 Compound, 2 cylinders, 2000 hp 1924

To Golden Gate Ferries. Rebuilt into Golden Way

Fernwood 1908 John W. Dickie, Alameda Wood 789 2 Compound, 2 cylinders, 2000 hp 1924

To Golden Gate Ferries. Rebuilt into Golden Era

Hayward 1923 Los Angeles Shipbuilding Co, San Pedro Steel 1653 Turbo-electric, 1325 hp 1940
  • Entered service 5/31/1923
  • To US Maritime Commission, Oregon during WWII
  • Burned and dismantled (faulty drive motor)
San Leandro 1923 Los Angeles Shipbuilding Co, San Pedro Steel Turbo-electric, 1325 hp
  • Entered service 8/1/1923
  • To US Maritime Commission
Peralta 1927 Moore Dry Dock Co, Oakland Steel 2075 Turbo-electric, 2600 hp 1933
  • Foredeck plunged into bay, resulting in about a dozen passengers falling into the bay, 5 fatalities 2/17/1928
  • Destroyed by fire, 5/6/33. Hull and some superstructure to Puget Sound Navigation Company, later Washington State Ferries, rebuilt as Kalakala (1935-1967). *To cannery in Alaska, attempted preservation, but scrapped 2015.
Yerba Buena (II) 1927 Moore Dry Dock Co, Oakland Steel 2075 Turbo-electric, 2600 hp 1942

To Army Transport service as Ernie Pyle 4/27/1942. Renamed Yerba Buena in 1946, scrapped early 1950s.

Mianus Diesel, 70 hp 1939
  • Bought 1933 for Yerba Buena Island - Key Mole route.
  • Ex Coast Guard 967
  • Sold to Robert Grimes 5/31/1939, became excursion boat Jubille II.
Elf 1917 Boston Diesel, 24 hp 1939
  • Bought 1933 for Yerba Buena Island - Key Mole route.
  • Sold to Wallace S Clares, August 1939.
Treasure Island 1911 Bethlehem Steel Co. Union Yard, San Francisco 1720 Compound, 2 cylinders, 2000 hp 1940
  • Bought 1938.
  • Ex ATSF San Pedro, operated for Golden Gate International Exposition 1939-1940.
  • To Benecia Martinez Ferry (never operated), to US Navy as barracks, 1942. Scrapped 1946.
  • Only paddlewheel steamer operated by Key System.


Sierra Nevada 1913
  • Ex WP Edward T. Jefferey, later Feather River,
  • To Southern Pacific ferry "Sierra Nevada" in 1933
  • Leased by Key for Golden Gate International Exposition 1939-1940, returned to SP.
  • To US Maritime Commission
  • Rebuilt into auto ferry for Richmond-San Rafael. Retired 1956
Piedmont
  • Southern Pacific ferry
  • Leased by Key for Golden Gate International Exposition 1939-1940.
  • Beached in the Delta near Antioch.
Oakland
  • Southern Pacific ferry
  • Leased by Key for Golden Gate International Exposition 1939-1940.
  • Destroyed by fire during conversion to a barge, 1940

Rail

All rail service ended on April 20, 1958.

This section is incomplete.

Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Ends Motors Trucks Notes
100-104 Key System 100-a.jpg 1937-1938 Key System Bridge Unit 4x G.E. 240A
  • Rebuilt from 650 class cars
  • 100 Ex 650, built from 650 and 662[6]
105-110 1937-1938 Bethlehem Steel Company Bridge Unit 4x G.E. 240A
  • Entirely new, except for salvaged window sashes from 650 class cars.


111-124 Key System 121-a.jpg 1937-1938 St. Louis/Bethlehem Steel Company Bridge Unit
  • A end: Bethlehem
  • B end: St Louis
4x G.E. 240A
  • Frames from 650 class
  • 117 was the first car over the Bay Bridge in service
125-133 Key System 131-a.jpg 1937-1938 Bethlehem Steel Company Bridge Unit 4x G.E. 240A
  • Slanting sides and wide windows
  • Brake and electrical equipment from 500 series
134-153 Key System 152-a.jpg 1937-1938 Bethlehem Steel Company Bridge Unit 4x G.E. 66B
  • Slanting sides and wide windows
  • Brake and electrical equipment from 500 series
  • 136, 137 deeded to CA State Toll Bridge Authority for wrecked 177, 178
  • 151-153 were deeded to CA State Toll Bridge Authority to pay for Bridge signalling system.
  • 151-153 to Argentina, scrapped post 1973
154-163 Key System 155-a.jpg 1937-1938 Bethlehem Steel Company Bridge Unit 4x Westinghouse 302D
  • Deeded to CA State Toll Bridge Authority to pay for Bridge signalling system.
  • Post 1957, to Argentina, scrapped post 1973
  • Slanting sides and wide windows
  • Brake and electrical equipment from 500 series
164 1937-1938 Bethlehem Steel Company Bridge Unit 2x Westinghouse 302 (A end), 2x Westinghouse 322 (B end)
  • Originally equipped with 1948 Commonwealth trucks, later replaced by General all-steel cast trucks
  • Deeded to CA State Toll Bridge Authority to pay for Bridge signalling system.
  • Post 1957, to Argentina, scrapped post 1973
  • Slanting sides and wide windows
  • Brake and electrical equipment from 500 series
165-179 Key System 172-a.jpg 1937 Bethlehem Steel Company Bridge Unit 4x G.E. 240
  • Completely new cars (except for pantographs from 500 and 650 series)
  • 165 displayed at Piedmont station 1/1937, and first to go into service
  • 167 at Orange Empire Railway Museum
  • 169 to Glenwood, OR (Later scrapped)
  • 175 to Carson City (Later scrapped)
  • 177, 178 wrecked
  • 179 was the first Key System unit to run the Bay Bridge
  • Deeded to CA State Toll Bridge Authority to pay for Bridge signalling system.
  • 165-166, 168, 170-174, 176: Post 1957, to Argentina, scrapped post 1973


180-187 Key System 182-a.jpg 1937 Bethlehem Steel Company Bridge Unit 4x Westinghouse 555CL
  • Completely new cars (except for pantographs from 500 and 650 series)
  • Deeded to CA State Toll Bridge Authority to pay for Bridge signalling system.
  • 180, 181, 183-185: Post 1957, to Argentina, scrapped post 1973
  • 182, 186, 187 preserved by Bay Area Electric Railroad Association at Western Rail Museum in Rio Vista Junction.
  • 182 is operational and in "Fruit Salad" (National City Lines) livery
  • 186 is non-operational and in original Orange/Silver/Black livery
  • 187 is operational and in original Orange/Silver/Black livery
350-410 1911 St. Louis
  • East Bay Street Railways, formerly Oakland Traction Co
  • 350 ex 410
  • 352 Preserved at Rio Vista


488-499 1901 St. Louis 2x G.E. 66
  • Ex Oakland Traction Co, nee Lehigh Valley Transit
495-499 Key System 497-a.jpg 1912 Holman/Cincinnati Car Company Passenger-Baggage Combination x4 Westinghouse 322E
  • Ex Sacramento Northern 1005, 1006, 1010, 1015, 1018
  • 495 is operational at Rio Vista (S.N. 1005)
  • Nicknamed "City of Berkeley"


501-516 Key System 503-a.jpg 1903 St. Louis 2x G.E. 66B
  • Scrapped 1937-1938 and parts reused on Bridge Units
517-548 Key System 517-a.jpg 1904 St. Louis 2x G.E. 66B
  • Scrapped 1937-1938 and parts reused on Bridge Units
549-550 1909 San Francisco, Oakland, & San Jose Con. Railway 2x G.E. 66B
  • Built in house following St. Louis car plans


551-560 1909 San Francisco, Oakland, & San Jose Con. Railway
  • Unpowered trailers
  • Built in house following St. Louis car plans
  • Scrapped 1937


561-566 1909 San Francisco, Oakland, & San Jose Con. Railway 2x G.E. 66B


567-591 1911 St. Louis 2x G.E. 66
650-655 1917 American Car Company 2x G.E. 240
  • Ordered by San Francisco - Oakland Terminal Railways
  • Scrapped 1936-1938 and parts reused on Bridge Units


656-661 1917 American Car Company 2x G.E. 240
  • Ordered by San Francisco - Oakland Terminal Railways
662 1923 Key System Shops 2x G.E. 240A
  • Deck Roof
663-664 1923 Key System Shops 2x G.E. 240A
665-668 1923-1924 Key System Shops 2x G.E. 240A
  • Deck Roof
501-580 Key System Shipyard-a.jpg 1881-1891 Wason Manufacturing Company, Gilbert & Bush, Pullman 2x G.E. 66
  • Ex-Interborough Rapid Transit Company Open Gate Cars
  • Purchased by US Maritime Commission in 1942
  • Used on Richmond Shipyard Railway
  • 561 (Ex IRT 844) and 563 (Ex IRT 889) preserved at Rio Vista
271 1901 St. Louis 4x G.E. 70
  • Preserved at Rio Vista
700 1916 Key System Shops
  • East Bay Street Railways
701-720 1917 American Car Company
  • East Bay Street Railways
800-818 1919, 1922 Key System Shops
  • East Bay Street Railways


820 1926 Key System Shops
  • East Bay Street Railways


900-954 1923 American Car Company
  • East Bay Street Railways


955-956 1926 American Car Company 4x G.E. 247A
985-994 1926 American Car Company 4x G.E. 247A
987 (2nd) 1926 Key System Shops 4x G.E. 247A
  • Replacement for wrecked 987 (1st)
  • Preserved at Rio Vista
1913 Pullman

Motor Coach

Motor coach (bus) service was provided under many names, as follows:

  • San Francisco - Oakland Terminal Railways: 1921 to 1924
  • Key System Transit Company: 1924 to 1929
  • East Bay Motor Coach: 1929 to 1933
  • East Bay Street Railways: 1933 to 1936
  • East Bay Transit Company: 1936 to 1942
  • Key System: 1942 to 1946
  • Key System Transit Lines: 1946 to 1960
Fleet Number Range Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Number Engine Transmission Notes
1-4 1921 White

Sold 1928

5-13 1924 Fageol Safety Coach

Sold 1929

14-19 1925 Pierce-Arrow Z

Sold 1929

20-21 1925 Yellow Coach

Sold 1930-1931

22-26 1926 Yellow Coach Z-230
  • American Car Co body.
  • Sold 1931.
27 1926 Mack

Believed to be a demo from Mack

27-40 1926 Fageol Steel Safety Coach Hall - Scott 110 HP Brown + Light Co
  • American Car Co body.
  • Sold 1939
41 1927 Twin Coach 40
  • Renumbered to 100 in 1927
50 1924 Ford T
  • Body Built in Co shops 1925
  • Sold 9/26 as "worn out."
50 1936 Twin Coach 40-R Hercules (Pusher)
  • Renumbered to 727 in 1942.
  • Parlor Coach with ice bok and hot water heater
51-55 1925 Graham-Dodge Bros 102-C
  • Sold 1926, 1929
56-58 1926 Yellow Coach X
59-61 1926 Reo

Sold 1929

75 1937 Ford Transit 70

Sold 1944 to Newton Transp., Stockton

(B)1-(B)15 1930 Twin Coach 20 Hercules WXO
  • (B)9 had a back porch
  • Some Sold to Napa/Marin/NTU.
  • Others Converted to service cars.
100-166 1927-1930 Twin Coach 40 2x Hercules WXO Brown - Lipe Model 50 / Spicer
  • Purchased used.
  • 119 written off in head-on with 800.
  • 133's body used as a shed in Oakland yard post retirement
145 1935 Twin Coach 41-R

Renumbered to 500 on 1-28-36

145-158 1935 Twin Coach 37-R

Renumbered to 501-513 on 1-28-36

159-160 1928 Twin Coach 40

Renumbered to 145 and 146 on 1-28-36

199 1928 American Car and Foundry "Metropolitan"

Sold to Pacific Northwest Public Service in 1930

154-169 1946 Ford-Crown 29-B

Renumbered to 1501-1516

170-194 1944 Ford-Crown 29-B

Renumbered to 1520-1544

X-101 White
  • Former West Oakland Motor Bus Lines #7 - purchased Oct. 1935
  • Scrapped 1939
X-102 White
  • Former West Oakland Motor Bus Lines #5 - purchased Oct. 1935
  • Scrapped 1939
X-103 Reo
  • Fitzjohn body
  • Former West Oakland Motor Bus Lines - purchased Oct. 1935
  • Sold to San Quentin Stage Line - 1936
X-104 Yellow Coach
  • Former West Oakland Motor Bus Lines - purchased Oct. 1935
  • Sold to party in San Jose - 1936
X-105 White
  • Former West Oakland Motor Bus Lines #6 - purchased Oct. 1935
  • Converted to cable winder - 1939
X-106 Yellow Coach
  • Former West Oakland Motor Bus Lines - purchased Oct. 1935
  • Sold
X-107 Mack
  • Former West Oakland Motor Bus Lines - purchased Oct. 1935
  • Sold
X-108 Reo
  • Fitzjohn body
  • Former West Oakland Motor Bus Lines - purchased Oct. 1935
  • Sold to San Quentin Stage Line - 1936
X-109 International
  • Former West Oakland Motor Bus Lines - purchased Oct. 1935
  • Sold to Goodbman Bros - 1936
X-110 Kleiber
  • Former West Oakland Motor Bus Lines - purchased Oct. 1935
  • Sold
X-111 Mack
  • Former West Oakland Motor Bus Lines #11 - purchased Oct. 1935
  • Sold to Clement Co in 1936
X-112 Mack
  • Former West Oakland Motor Bus Lines - purchased Oct. 1935
  • Sold to L. Fageol - 1936
X-113 Fageol
  • Former West Oakland Motor Bus Lines - purchased Oct. 1935
  • Sold to Marin Transit - 1945
X-114 1935 Ford School Model 35 Ford V-8 80 HP
  • Former West Oakland Motor Bus Lines - purchased Oct. 1935
  • Sold 1936
X-115 - X-117 Fageol "Four"
  • Former West Oakland Motor Bus Lines - purchased Oct. 1935
  • X115-X117 sold 1936
200-244 1940-1941 Mack CM3G E Y 707 Synchrome SH

Renumbered to 301-345

300-312 1930-1933 Twin Coach 15 Hercules JX-C 80 HP
  • Model 15 or Model 17 (difference was in the seat next to driver)
  • 308 under restoration at Pacific Bus Museum
  • Hand brakes
330 1940 Mack CM3G

Renumbered 356

350-359 1941 Mack CM3G

Renumbered 346-355

301-345 1940-1941 Mack CM3G

Ex 200-244

346-355 1941 Mack CM3G

Ex 350-359

356 1940 Mack CM3G

Ex 330

400 1931 Twin Coach 30-A
401-432 1932-1935 Twin Coach 30-A
440-469 1941-1942 Twin Coach 41-RG Hercules TC-558
500 1935 Twin Coach 41-R

Ex 145

501-513 1935 Twin Coach 37-R

Ex 146-154

514-526 1936 Twin Coach 40-R

Ex 155-158

527-536 1938 Twin Coach 40-RC
590-599 1942 Twin Coach 35-G
600-619 1939 Twin Coach 41-G
700-706 1936 Twin Coach 40-R
707-727 1937 Twin Coach 40-R

727 is ex 50. Burnt in 1947

800-813 1938 Yellow Coach 740 GMT 707 Synchrome SH
815-819 1942 White 788
820-894 1941 White 788


895-899 Key System 898-a.jpg 1942 White 788
900-939 Key System 903-a.jpg 1944 White 798 12 Cyl Model 681 56-B
940-999 Key System 993-a.png 1945 White 798


1000-1074 Key System 1004-a.png 1946-1948 White 798

To Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District

1101-1170 1946 International
  • Shutlz body
  • US Public Housing Administration, returned 1947
1201-1220 1946-47 Twin Coach 44-D
1300-1344 Key System 1335-a.jpg 1946 GMC TG-3609
1400-1404 GMC TDH-4008 Detroit Diesel 4-71
1401-1412 1947 GMC TDH-3610

To Pasadena City Lines in 1949

1500s 1944/1946 Ford-Crown 29-B
  • Ex 154-169
  • Ex 170-194
1700-1859 Key System 1783-a.jpg 10/1947 GMC TDH-4507 Detroit Diesel 6-71 Spicer

To Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District


1860-1874 1948 GMC TDH-4507 Detroit Diesel 6-71 Spicer
1900-1924 Key System 1917-a.jpg 1949 GMC TDH-4509 Detroit Diesel 6-71

To Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District


2001-2015 1946 ACF/Brill TC-44 GE 140HP
2000-2024 9/1950 GMC TDH-5103 Detroit Diesel 6-71 Allison VH

To Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District

2025-2049 Key System 2031-a.jpg 5-6/1951 GMC TDH-5103 Detroit Diesel 6-71 Allison VH

To Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District

2100-2120 Key System 2119-a.png 1958 GMC TDH-4801 Detroit Diesel 6-71 Allison VH
  • Last TDH-4801's built by GM.
  • To Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District
  • 2102 was bought by Scott Richards/Regional Transit Service.
  • 2103 is preserved by the Pacific Bus Museum.
  • 2115 is in Williams, CA. Front end was used for Ex-San Diego 517 at the Pacific Bus Museum, but the bus still remains.
  • 2116 & 2118 were bought by private owner Ron Hook.
  • 2118 was used for parts when restoring 2103 at the Pacific Bus Museum
2501-2550 Key System 2521-a.jpg 6-7/1947 Mack C-41-GT EN-672 Hydraulic Torque Converter
3900s Key System 3900s-a.png 1939
  • Operated by National Service Co.
  • For Golden Gate Exposition on Treasure Island

References