Private access - Historic Oakland Rail Station

  • July 26, 2014 · 3:30 PM
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Be prepared to rough it in an abandoned train station. This is a rare opportunity to get a glimpse inside a rail station that time forgot.

The time posted is subject to change pending any updates and approval from the managers.

Update: Based on Kali's last communication with the property managers, we now have the go ahead for July 26. We will be collecting a fee which will be paid to them for access to the site. 

In order to ensure those who RSVP actually show up and pay the $20 fee to help with the restoration efforts and private access for one hour, I will charge an additional fee of $5 to RSVP on our site. You only need to pay $5 at this time. I will collect the remaining $20 at the event.

More details to follow via email to those with an RSVP. See you there. Thanks!

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  • Anna

    Very cool opportunity to get to see this historic old building that must have been beautiful in it's time. Thanks, Kali, for putting this together, and thanks, Eric, for your organization and all you do!

    July 27

  • Kali E.

    Turnout was great and people really seemed to enjoy this event.

    1 · July 26

  • Kali E.

    Turnout was great and people really seemed to enjoy this event.

    3 · July 26

  • WmAK

    It was so fun! What a great opportunity it was. Thanks again, Kali and Eric. It would be so great if we could do this one again.

    1 · July 26

    • Kali E.

      We hope to be able to offer another Meetup event there soon. It sounds like several of us are interested in making a return trip. I'm glad you enjoyed it!

      3 · July 26

  • Jerry

    Fabulous photo opportunities. I will be on this one when we go again!

    July 26

    • Kali E.

      Hi Jerry, I am so glad you found some interesting things to shoot!

      July 26

  • Snjezana

    Thank you Eric and Kali for organizing the event! What a fantastic place I never knew existed. I wish I had brough a tripod though :(
    -perhaps next time/ Here's the website for the rail station in case anyone is curious: http://www.16thstreetstation.com/

    July 26

    • Kali E.

      It was our pleasure to arrange this event! I'm so glad you had a good time - it was great to meet you, as well.

      July 26

  • Jerry

    Fabulous photo opportunities. I will be on this one when we go again!

    July 26

  • Jasmine

    My ride fell thru. If anyone wants to carpool and is located in sf (I'm in nob hill) I'm happy to contribute to gas and toll. Otherwise my spot is open for someone else.

    July 26

    • Eric

      Hi Jasmine, I'd hate for you to lose your spot. If you can make it via BART, I can pick you up in the West Oakland station. Let me know if that works for you.

      July 26

    • Timothy K.

      Hey, I'll be taking Uber from 19th Street Oakland BART. You're more than welcome to come with

      1 · July 26

  • linda

    I want to go

    July 25

  • Alan R.

    Not sure if I'm even going to be in town or not (work) but I'm in. If I can't make it, I'll let you know (you can keep the $5 if that's the case).

    July 13

    • Alan R.

      Got a final decision on my business trip. It looks like I'm going to be able to make the shoot after all! Hooray!!!!!!!! :)

      July 23

    • Eric

      Woot! Woot!

      1 · July 23

  • Dawn

    Hi, please let me know if you have a spot available... Thanks!!

    July 21

  • Kristen R.

    Has the meeting spot been sent out yet? Want to make sure I didn't miss the email.

    1 · July 21

    • Eric

      Nope. I'll send it out by tomorrow

      July 21

  • Adrienne

    If any spots open up I would love to go.

    July 20

  • Char

    Would like to join but it seems it's full! Please let me know if there are any openings.

    July 20

  • Felipe R.

    I'd like to join if a spot opens

    July 18

  • Eric

    UPDATE: Time has been set by the manager at 4 PM. Please arrive before then. Thank you!

    July 18

  • linda

    I would like to Join the group

    July 18

  • Sherry E.

    Please let me know if any spots open up. I'd love to attend. Thanks!

    July 16

  • Manuela

    I missed it too with the the whole World Cup finals going on this past week. I'd love to join if a spot opens up. Thank you!

    1 · July 14

  • A former member
    A former member

    Unfortunately I missed this email as I get it at my work address - please let me know if a spot opens up - I've been dying to check this place out! If two open up, my wife is also interested.

    July 14

  • Enrique M.

    Sorry , i got confuse, i paid $20.00 i will pay $5.00 the day of the event

    July 14

  • Michelle W.

    wish i saw this earlier! there's no chance there's room for 1 more?

    July 12

    • Eric

      YES. We are opening this up now for RSVP. Please read the details carefully.

      1 · July 13

    • Michelle W.

      Is there a wait list already?? I would love to join in if you have a spot open!

      July 14

  • Kristen R.

    Sorry, was confused about the payment portion of this!

    July 13

    • Eric

      Got it. Thanks for the feedback!

      July 13

  • Kristen R.

    I tacked $20 onto my $5 paypal charge. Hope that's okay.

    July 13

    • Eric

      OK. But I hope other folks don't follow suit! I really would prefer to just have everyone pay this directly.

      July 13

  • Snjezana

    Let me know if there's a cancellation!

    July 13

    • Eric

      If you want in, just ask.

      July 13

    • Snjezana

      Ok then! I'd love to join!

      July 13

  • Roy

    Eric, I paid $40 via paypal for 2 people. Should I have only paid $5.00 then give you the $40 at the meetup? If so, can I pay any difference when I see you at the meetup? Thanks, Roy

    July 13

    • Eric

      That was the plan, Roy. No worries.

      1 · July 13

  • Tom G.

    Will we have access to the baggage building?

    July 13

    • Eric

      We should but will confirm.

      July 13

  • Eric

    OK. I have 9 folks who are interested, myself and Kali included. It may cost us more than $20 since the group response is a lot fewer than expected. We will keep you informed and the dates may change.

    June 28, 2014

  • Tom & Marj G.

    What time of day will we be going? I'm hoping that the 7pm time shown for the meetup is just a placeholder. The beauty of the front arrival room comes with the light shining through the windows during the day.
    Any idea when you'll open the event for signups?

    July 8

    • Eric

      I don't think the time is really an issue at this point. We need to work around their availability, probably during the day.

      July 8

    • Eric

      We are open now.

      July 13

  • Angela C.

    Can I get in on this, $20 is fine by me.

    2 · July 2, 2014

    • Eric

      you can now, hope you can join us!

      July 13

  • Tom G.

    no models, please. we have to little time to have to work around that situation!
    thanks, tom

    July 7

    • Eric

      No models.

      July 13

  • WmAK

    Did the date change for this event? I put it on my calendar for July 26, but maybe I made a mistake.

    July 8

  • Alex

    More than $20 is fine with me too. This would be a really interesting opportunity.

    July 7

  • Cheshire I.

    I would have indicated interest, but since RSVPs were closed, I thought it was full. But I would definitely be interested and available for this if I can bring a model with me.

    July 6

    • Eric

      Hi Cheshire, we are not planning a model shoot for this event. If you want to bring a model, you will need additional permission from the property manager. We are just trying to secure a group tour.

      1 · July 7

  • Anna

    I'm a definite maybe at this point. I'm definitely interested, but may have another commitment that I can't get out of. I should know within a couple of weeks. $20 is fine by me

    July 1, 2014

  • WmAK

    I'm in! More than $20 is fine with me!

    June 28, 2014

  • Tom & Marj G.

    Forgot to mention, if there are only 9 of us, Tom & I are willing to pay more that $20 to cover the cost.

    June 28, 2014

    • Eric

      Thanks for the offer. I will keep you informed.

      June 28, 2014

  • Tom & Marj G.

    When will you open the meetup for signups?

    June 28, 2014

  • Roy

    I would be interested. Please let me know. Thanks!

    June 20, 2014

  • Chris

    $20 would be worth a unique place like this

    June 13, 2014

  • Alex

    I would totally do it.

    June 12, 2014

  • Tom & Marj G.

    What time of day and for how many hours will we be allowed inside?

    June 4, 2014

    • Eric

      We will announce this soon

      June 5, 2014

    • Eric

      Based on the $20 fee, just one hour

      June 5, 2014

  • Kristen R.

    I would gladly pay $20.

    June 5, 2014

  • Enrique M.

    I am IN IN IN , I Will love to go to this place

    June 3, 2014

  • Tom G.

    Yes, we will pay $20.00 each. the site is worth it. 20 people is a good number.
    tomandmarj

    May 30, 2014

    • Eric

      at least 12. If we get up to 15 or so, I am fine with that too.

      May 30, 2014

  • Tom & Marj G.

    Yes - we'll be glad to pay the $20 fee. The restoration is going to cost millions. Giving photographers access to the current decayed state of the station is wonderful. Marj

    May 30, 2014

  • Tom G.

    I mis-read. 12 people. that is great!
    tomandmarj

    May 30, 2014

  • Tom G.

    we're ready to shoot!
    hope the quantity of shooters is limited, as it is difficult to shoot there without folks getting into the image.
    regards, tom

    May 26, 2014

    • Eric

      Hi Tom and Marj, please see the update above and share your thoughts. Thanks!

      May 29, 2014

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