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This swing bridge was built in 1911. It has been out of service for many years. However, the Northwestern Pacific Railroad just repaired it and it is expected to begin service again in October. It rotates from the middle of the river.
This GP40M-2 was formerly SP 7118. It has 3000 HP and weighs 271,000 lbs. A total of 65 SP/SSW units went to UP at the merger. These units were re-built in 1990 to the "M" specifications. The 1488 serves as a switcher in the San Francisco Penninsula area and is working out of the UP...
Modern day view of the SP Bayshore Roundhouse. It was built in 1912 and was a part of the large Southern Pacific Bayshore Rail Yard on the southern end of San Francisco. It closed in 1985... when the entire yard was closed. In 2000 there was a fire that burned half of the stalls and the roof...
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