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In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. Eric Schatmeier was the Manager of Marketing and Planning for Caltrain, and a Railroad Consultant with Caltrans when the earthquake occurred. Eric explains his firsthand experience ceasing train service in the Bay area and how for a time the only passage to the East Bay from San Francisco was the ferry service offered by Hornblower and the Red & White fleet. Due to the closure of the Bay Bridge, the role of Eric and other Caltrain employees following the earthquake, was to provide emergency train service for the public.
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