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Thanks (mucho) to Nippon, aka Mr. Fan for the map info from one of his previous posts regarding Hamilton Field trackage.
I discovered that the area where our apartment complex now stands, which was built in '72, has an interesting railroad history. I've not been able to find any lingering evidence apart from the spacing of some of the industrial/retail buildings to the south that suggest former trackage (with the map as guide). From other photos and written accounts of days past, there was an aggregate yard here as well as a Hobo Jungle. The lead started north of Broadway and served a lumber yard near where the Acura dealership now stands. The trackage entered what is now the apartment property at the corner of what became Carolan Av and Cadillac Wy extending nearly to Toyon Dr.
(map from '68)
Fun stuff to think about... :-)1940s Broadway Station with rock crusher(?) in the background. The track in the foreground is the former electric interurban line that ran from (I believe) 3rd & Mission SF to San Mateo.
Btw: Caltrain still stops here on weekends and connects to Millbrae via shuttle during the week. The building now is home to http://www.maverickjacks.com/ , which we've enjoyed on several occasions.