Frank's Photography Site

BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) - Fall, 1974 & 1976-82

The first 3 shots were taken in the fall of 1974, when BART first inaugurated transbay service.

The first photo was taken on September 16, 1974 at the Oakland (CA) Coliseum station,
on the very first day of transbay service. Co-worker David Gourley in photo.

"First Rider" commemorative ticket, and gray plastic ticket pouch.

These 2 shots were taken at the Powell Street (San Fran.) BART station in October, 1974,
when I finally had my new 35mm rangefinder camera in service :)

They really accelerated quickly and smoothly...
The lady in the beige raincoat in both photos was also a co-worker.

Stairway from the street at the 24th/Mission station, December 1974.

These 4 shots were taken in February, 1976, at Powell St. station.

Rush hour could really pack the trains full...

Same car, just a few seconds later...

Fremont-bound train at Powell, July 1981.

Arriving at a station in the East Bay, February, 1982.

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