SFBR's decommissioned ALCO S2 rests in the yard, stripped of its prime mover. Hopefully this historic locomotive, or its repowered sister #23, can be preserved at one of the many Northern Californ... (more)
Two of San Francisco Bay Railroad's Bio Diesel Alco S2s sit idle.
The bulk of the San Francisco Bay Railroad's business is the handling of construction debris, a.k.a. "Dirty Dirt." Here the transloading process between truck and rail is seen taking pl... (more)
Nearing the end of another switching day, SFBR 23 pauses next to one of its road-running Kenworth counterparts.
SFBR 23 and its three-man-crew head out to Pier 94 to retrieve a string of gondolas. This crew consists of the conductor, the engineer, and the railroad's logistics manager.
After receiving a bulky "dirty dirt" consist from the UP, the SF Belt fired up one of their two Alco S2 switchers to move some cars around. Here, they are shown running light on pier 96 ... (more)
San Francisco Bay Railroad #23 pulled the first cut of container cars loaded with support equipment for the 2012-13 America's Cup World Series sailboat races into Pier 80 during the media kick-off... (more)
Alco S2 #23 pulls a string of baretables across the Islais Creek Bridge in San Francisco after unloading at Pier 80. The cars carried containers and materials for the America's Cup race to be hel... (more)
In the process of a full cosmetic restoration to match it's original San Francisco Belt Railroad livery, the unit is taken out for a test run in the yard prior to applying the yellow safety stripi... (more)
With its engine chanting, SFBR 23 pauses at the Islais Creek bridge in San Francisco. The locomotive was built in 1944 and has called San Francisco home since than. To learn more about the SFBR an... (more)
SFBR Alco S2 #23 at rest on the Quint Street Lead alongside the Caltrain Main Line.
Out in the industrial nowhere surrounding the Port of San Francisco resides a tiny shortline with something special: a fleet of two magnificently restored Alco switchers.