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Bay shore Roundhouse LbNA #69131

Owner:Schpug Family Contact
Plant date:Sep 6, 2015
County:San Mateo
Location: 2800 Bayshore Blvd
Found by: Not yet found!
Last found: N/A
Hike distance:Unknown
Last edited:Oct 12, 2015
Built in 1910, Bayshore's brick roundhouse was used to park and service locomotives on their way into SF. As the Southern Pacific line grew, so did the Bayshore facilities -- at one point there were 25 outbound tracks, 39 inbound tracks, and even a hospital for the 3,000 employees. The rise of diesel engines meant steam facilities became obsolete and the roundhouse was abandoned in 1982. A fire in 2001 demolished half of what was left of the roof of the roundhouse, but the bones of the structure are still intact/super-cool looking. While there were once over 200 roundhouses in California, Bayshore's is the last standing brick roundhouse in the state.

Check out the cement tower north of the roundhouse. Be perpared to climb.