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Date of photo: 1940s
Old meets new in this postcard. Virginia and Truckee Engine #21, J. W. Bowker, poses in Alameda, CA, next to the "modern" diesel locomotive SF-1, lead locomotive of the City of San Francisco train.
Date Uploaded: June 9, 2019
Source: Facebook: Marty Bernard
Source Caption: This is a postcard The front reads: "Modern Streamliner S.F. 1 & Old V.&T. No 21 V&T No 21 "J.W. Bowker" now belongs to ... The Railway & Locomotive Historical Society, Inc. Pacific Coast Chapter" Written on the back is: "Photo at W. Alameda IE Ry Shops Card got at Reno, Nev. 7/15/41" IE Ry stands for Interurban Electric Railway. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_Bay_Electric_Lines See More