Northwestern Pacific Railroad Network

Dedicated to Sharing the Heritage of Redwood Empire Railroading

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 , which we've enjoyed on several occasions.

Views: 267


You need to be a member of Northwestern Pacific Railroad Network to add comments!

Join Northwestern Pacific Railroad Network

Comment by Dave S. on October 24, 2016 at 12:18pm


BTW:  forgot to mention that I love that word, "Ferroequinology"!

Comment by Jennifer on October 24, 2016 at 12:16pm

Yes, absolutely Dave.  Broadway; a great place to live, if you really dig trains, as we do.  :-)

Comment by Dave S. on October 21, 2016 at 5:51pm

Not much map or description to go on, but I think I've (finally) located the subject of this post:

Broadway Station

© 2019   Created by Mark Drury.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service