Wednesday, September 11, 2013

San Francisco - 4

Hi, This is the final San Francisco post and will consist of a few final SP photos and then some Amtrak images. All of the images were shot in the East Bay area.

In the early Amtrak years SP provided yard switching in Oakland.  Here an Alco S-6 was assigned to this task on the day I visited.

The structure at right was all that remained of the former Sacramento Northern Oakland Station.  I think it was severely damaged in the 1989 earthquake and demolished shortly thereafter.

An SW-1500 (note the road trucks), a U-Boat and a geep were at the sanding towers.

An Amtrak E Unit, an SP F unit (probably an FP7) and a switcher were at the engine house.

An early Amtrak version of the San Francisco Zephyr headed eastbound at Port Costa along the Carquinez Straits.

A later version of the same train was westbound at Crockett.

A westbound San Joaquin skimmed along San Pablo Bay at Pinole.

An eastbound California Zephyr was at Hercules along San Pablo Bay.

As seen from the toll plaza of the I-680 bridge the eastbound California Zephyr crossed the Carquinez straits from Martinez to Benicia.

Thanks for looking.

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