West Oakland

Trains sweep out of the tubes under San Francisco Bay and pass through mostly industrial West Oakland on their way to various East Bay destinations.  The station offers a chance to view the seldom-commented-upon Oakland skyline, but this photo is of the other direction, facing toward the water, the docks, and a bit of the distant Bay Bridge.  San Francisco-bound trains from the platform from which the photo was taken will pass over commerce and a major rail yard, and then duck into the Transbay Tube.

The approaching train will reach another stretch of subway, and a junction point, shortly beyond West Oakland.  Rails switching north will continue to either Richmond or Pittsburg/Bay Point.  The other track continues southeast, for either Dublin/Pleasanton or Fremont. 

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