This photo is from a rainy February afternoon at the
Castro Valley station in Alameda County.
This train has originated one stop further
east, at Dublin/ Pleasanton. It's only a single station away, but it's quite a run. The
distance between the two stops is about ten miles, surely the longest
ride between stations on any U.S. urban rail system.
But the gap is being lessened. A new West Dublin/Pleasanton
station is under construction, another one of those
latter-day public private partnerships.