Tom Panas & EC Railway History (Rotary Host Karen Nierlich)

Mira Vista Country Club

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Tom Panas, EC Historical Society Member, will review almost 100 years of freight and passenger railroading in El Cerrito.

The right of way where BART runs through El Cerrito today was at one time a busy Santa Fe route with many passenger and freight trains scheduled each day. Earlier this right of way had been the California and Nevada Railroad, whose trains first passed through El Cerrito in 1885. It all ended in 1980.


Note: Tom Panas was named to the city’s Wall of Fame in 2014. An article about his interest in local history, architecture and improving El Cerrito’s quality of life can be read on the the Contra Costa Times site or below.

7901 Cutting Boulevard, El Cerrito, CA 94530, USA