The Golden Gate Railroad Museum


A visit to the Golden Gate Railroad Museum

in September, 2005


GGRM volunteer Margaret Monroe & Darryl Skrabak with Engine 2472


Baggage Car at the Golden Gate Railroad Museum



Darryl in the dining car at the Golden Gate Railroad Museum


Darryl & Marilyn in the mail car. Notice mail bags (left) and sorting boxes.



Darryl with Cris Hart, Project Manager for Engine #4 (1911) restoration project


Darryl & Cris and the wheels of Engine #4


Cris & Darryl and wheels and axels of Engine #4


Darryl with another train with restoration potential


At the Golden Gate Railroad Museum, Hunters Point, San Francisco


The State Belt Railroad of California was a shortline that served San Francisco's waterfront until the 1990s and played an important role in World War II. Its tracks extended the length of the Embarcadero from south of Market Street to Fort Mason and the Presidio. The Belt transferred cargo between ships and main line railroads such as the Southern Pacific, Western Pacific and the Santa Fe. It also loaded trains onto car ferries for ports across the Bay.

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San Francisco Trains is a group of volunteers seeking to keep a historical steam locomotive and flat cars in or near San Francisco. We are machinists, mechanics, current or former railroad employees, port employees, and train-buffs. We have contributed to the restoration of the Little Puffer Zoo Train and the maintenance and operation of the famous Southern Pacific 2472. Some of us also created and still operate the CalTrains - Trains-for-Tots.