MAPS OF THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY RAILROAD
SFBR operates on 10,000 feet of track in its paved railyard and 5 miles of track along the southern waterfront of the Port of San Francisco, CA. SFBR uses two ALCO S-2 switcher locomotives and a Trackmobile 4600 in its operations.
SFBR’s core business is soils and other waste materials in containers and gondola cars from various San Francisco and East Bay projects and refineries by rail to Utah, Idaho, Oregon and Texas. Trains can be 60 - 80 cars long and each car can carry 100 to 110 tons of payload, the equivalent of 400 - 450 heavy duty diesel trucks. Locomotives operate at speeds averaging 10 miles per hour over short distances. Additionally, SFBR runs the rail terminals in both San Francisco and Richmond, transloading hundreds of thousands of tons annually on and offof the national rail grid.