Fifty years ago today (1/29/1973), the R line (MacArthur to Richmond) opened for revenue service. Here are some pictures of the line around the time it opened, and some pictures of the station plaques and art.
This was the second segment of the BART system to open, after the A and K lines (MacArthur to Fremont) on September 11, 1972.
Photo gallery: click on the thumbnails to view the full size images.
Four car Fremont train
Short 4 car train headed to Fremont.
C1 car 341 leading (built 1988, scrapped 2022).
El Cerrito del Norte. June 2018.
"The Two Bagger" is meant to be a place to store more "blog" style posts on various cars, pictures, and random tidbits. At BART, a "two bagger" is a rather informal name for a two car train. Two car trains rolled in revenue service back in 1972.