These are from the U.S. President's Railroad Commission Photographs held at Cornell University. [digital.library.cornell.edu
] The photograph collection was generated by an effort of railroad unions to keep two men in the cab of an engine--engineer and fireman--in the wake of the transition to diesel, particularly in yard work.
I highly recommend perusing the entire San Francisco collection of 41 images here:
Following are some highlights:
Quint Street near Evans. This was the old stockyards area, "Butchertown", but at this time was in transition to postwar industries.
Another view of Quint Street looking the other way, maybe from another location on the street:
This is a view of the ATSF-SP Illinois Street tracks crossing the WP's yard lead at 25th Street. Train is headed toward Mission Bay yard.
Consumer's Rock and Cement--not sure where this was.
WP yard looking up 25th Street:
Mission Bay yard of the SP
7th Street curve at King St. train is probably heading out the old mainline on Townsend Street:
7th St. and Berry looking up the east leg of the old wye on the old main
SP mainline at 7th St.
Same spot but further back on 7th St.
Passenger train turning on wye