Treasury of 50's San Francisco Railroad Pictures
Author: Jimmy Lanza
Date: 07-11-2018 - 13:33

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:
[digital.library.cornell.edu]

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.

http://stor.artstor.org/stor/f8806a0d-cadf-462c-ae0b-bc37f91179c0_size4

Another view of Quint Street looking the other way, maybe from another location on the street:
http://stor.artstor.org/stor/8197aa48-3886-4962-8591-f6d458ab687f_size4

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.
http://stor.artstor.org/stor/92aa2013-11ac-42d2-8ca8-0fe92c9a7247_size4

Consumer's Rock and Cement--not sure where this was.
http://stor.artstor.org/stor/427bb612-39f2-4ff8-b63d-585b088c4793_size4

WP yard looking up 25th Street:
http://stor.artstor.org/stor/fe02e990-19d0-4452-8d6d-ec59dfa239e5_size4

Mission Bay yard of the SP
http://stor.artstor.org/stor/6b29fcb1-b5fc-4d7e-b3da-a0d738495ee1_size4

7th Street curve at King St. train is probably heading out the old mainline on Townsend Street:
http://stor.artstor.org/stor/884aab24-5489-4c39-882d-b33cb6bba60a_size4

7th St. and Berry looking up the east leg of the old wye on the old main
https://digital.library.cornell.edu/catalog/ss:20988276

SP mainline at 7th St.
http://stor.artstor.org/stor/5d6a7d94-5c81-4d1b-b956-0ed157ddc988_size4


Same spot but further back on 7th St.
https://digital.library.cornell.edu/catalog/ss:20988265

Passenger train turning on wye
http://stor.artstor.org/stor/2283fda9-23ef-43c3-966e-bfa38c0e45d2_size4



Subject Written By Date/Time (PST)
  Treasury of 50's San Francisco Railroad Pictures Jimmy Lanza 07-11-2018 - 13:33
  Re: Treasury of 50's San Francisco Railroad Pictures Sgt. Joe Friday 07-11-2018 - 16:00
  Re: Treasury of 50's San Francisco Railroad Pictures The Adjustment Bureau 07-11-2018 - 16:15
  Re: Treasury of 50's San Francisco Railroad Pictures George Andrews 07-11-2018 - 17:20
  GEroge A Jimmy LAnza 07-12-2018 - 11:54
  Re: Treasury of 50's San Francisco Railroad Pictures Clem 07-11-2018 - 22:07
  Re: Treasury of Great San Francisco Railroad Pictures BOB2 07-12-2018 - 08:03
  Re: Treasury of 50's San Francisco Railroad Pictures Dr Zarkoff 07-12-2018 - 09:30
  Re: Treasury of 50's San Francisco Railroad Pictures Peter D. 07-12-2018 - 17:36
  Re: Treasury of 50's San Francisco Railroad Pictures George Andrews 07-13-2018 - 15:41
  Re: Treasury of 50's San Francisco Railroad PicturesYes! Auto's. Peter D. 07-14-2018 - 00:03


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