The Twilight Years - 1970s & 1980s

Bayshore Roundhouse & Yards

By the mid 1980s the shops were closed and mostly torn down. Minor locomotive servicing continued at the roundhouse until it too along with the yard was closed. The yard and support buildings were then removed. The Tender Shop, Roundhouse (less turntable) and a few wooden building at the north end of the yard was all that was spared. The first six of the following photos were taken in the 1980s by Bay Area railfan Jim Lackner. Other pictures photography / collection as noted.

SP NW-2 #1302, SP SW1500 #2631 and others. April 1, 1980.
Whisker tracks in foreground, Roundhouse in background.

Roundhouse View - 1980

American Bridge Turntable - July 1980

SP SW-8 #1127, April 1, 1980

Hill view, looking north - Ringling Brothers Circus Train in in the yard.
Most shop buildings have been torn down and turntable is removed. September 3, 1984

View from hill, looking east. September 3, 1984

Turntable Close Up - early 1980s (FR Photo)

Turntable Close Up - early 1980s (FR Photo)

Main Shop Building - Dec 1982
JC Contrus Photo / Danny O'Sullivan Collection

Main Shop Building - Dec 1982
JC Contrus Photo / Danny O'Sullivan Collection

Roundhouse - Dec 1982
JC Contrus Photo / Danny O'Sullivan Collection

Wheel Pad - Dec 1982
JC Contrus Photo / Danny O'Sullivan Collection

Track 22 - Dec 1982
JC Contrus Photo / Danny O'Sullivan Collection

Whisker Tracks - Dec 1982
JC Contrus Photo / Danny O'Sullivan Collection