SP's Milpitas Line
Paralleling Western Pacific's line through Milpitas was Southern Pacific, which had built its' line through town nearly a half century before as part of the original Transcontinental railroad. 

Southern Pacific's Milpitas line connects San Jose with the Niles District of Fremont. The line sprouts from the Coast Line in San Jose, veering off into College Park Yard at milepost 45.2. The line continues through downtown San Jose before emerging into Milpitas and eventually Warm Springs and Niles. 

Cotton Belt 9055 is San Jose-bound with a freight dispatched from Oakland by way of Niles on March 23, 1985.

SP Extra 7787 West rolls geographical north through Milpitas on its way to Oakland on March 23, 1985. (Both Photos by Ken Rattenne)

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