We'd like to thank John Stashik for alerting us to a short, nostalgic, sad and somewhat ironic YouTube video that pays tribute to the long-gone Key Route System.
We published an article Friday about former Alameda County Supervisor Mary King being appointed to the BART board seat left by Bob Franklin, "." In a comment, Stashik gave a plug to a video directed by Franklin about the Key system.
The 2-minute, 7-second video, "Goodbye to the Key Route System," features many historic photos, including quite a few from Stashik's website, where more can be found.
The video's bite comes from the soundtrack song, which offers a paean to the former network of local trains and mock praise of "progress." The YouTube post lists these credits for the video and music:
Composer/Pianist - Joyce Whitelaw
Vocals by Mel Leroy
Lyrics by Judith Offer
Percussion by Lynn Parker
Photos by John Harder. Other Photos by John Stashik from his website: www.keyrailpix.org
Mural from Piedmont Avenue by Rocky Baird