This past month I was looking for an alternate route from Stockton to Merced than the usual California State Route 99 Freeway and decided to drive the entirety of Signed County Route J7. I didn't intend to finish this blog on Christmas Day so the somewhat festively themed title is even more fitting (granted Planes, Trains and Automobiles is a Thanksgiving movie). CR J7 is one of the longer Signed County Routes at approximately 59 miles. CR J7 begins southward at CA 99 in Stockton located in San Joaquin County and traverses through Stanislaus County before terminating in Merced County at CA 59. CR J7 is mostly known for following a Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway line for most of it's length but also features an air museum in addition to a busy traffic corridor (hence the; Planes, Trains and Automobiles). CR J7 was defined in 1960 according to CAhighways.org. CAhighways.org on CR J7 CR J7 southward begins at CA 99 Exit 252A in Stockton at Mariposa Road.