Southern Pacific Railroad Structures
Photos by Bruce Petty
This is a small yard office that was
located on the north side of the Broadway Street bridge at the south
end of Southern Pacific's old Midway yard. On the far side of the
building are the Santa Fe's interchange tracks with the Sourthen
Pacific's at Midway.
On the south side of the Broadway
Street bridge was the River Station Yard. This Yard Shack is where the
switchmen could get out of the weather.
Located at the southern end of the River Station Yard was this small Yard Shack. The yard switch engines were parked near here.
Here are several views of the old
Outbound Freight House. Because of the number of tracks along the
Freight House, the box car doors were lined up for loading through the
cars nearest the Freight House.
In this view the track are now gone and the Freight House days are numbered.
Located near the SP Freight Houses near River Station Yard was the Bridge Crane used to move heavy loads from Gondolas and flat cars onto truck trailers.
This was the old Pacific Electric Freight House, when this picture was taken it was switched by the Southern Pacific.