Another set of tracks to disappear recently is the 12th Street spur that
ran from Treat Ave.( branching off from the original mainline) to Kissling
St. (between Folsom and Howard). The line was probably used by the
Ocean Shore Railroad until the early '20's, running all the way down to
12th and Mission Streets. Southern Pacific took it from there and used
it as a switching spur to service some of the local industries along 12th
Street. On this page, you will find four pictures that I took in 1996 of
12th Street while the tracks were still in place. They were finally removed
in September of '98. Notice the cobblestones used as pavers next
to the rails. This is a very rare sight these days; most street trackage
in San Francisco was once paved in this manner.
If you have any photos of this street, especially while the line line was
still in use, or have any info to add here, please
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Looking down 12th St. toward Folsom.
On 12th Street looking at Harrison St. intersection. Building dead ahead
built within the past 15 years after this line was severed.
12th St. and Isis.
Another view down 12th St. toward Folsom.