This photo is at Watt/I-80, and dates to
an earlier time when just a single route went from here to
Butterfield on the Folsom Corridor, an irregular, generally U-shaped
journey through center city.
out to Watt/I-80 was originally referred to as the North Line; and
out the Folsom Corridor, the East Line. Another collective
name was the Starter Line, even though the north portion opened some
months before the east. Service began in 1987.
Car 120, in
view here, is part
of Sacramento's initial vehicle order from Siemens-Duewag. These cars are quite similar
to those that San Diego used for their earlier, and startlingly
successful, system opening.