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