San Francisco in San Francisco City and County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Belt Line Railroad
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Railroads & Streetcars • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 37° 48.283′ N, 122° 24.189′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Sansome Street and The Embarcadero, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1500 Sansome Street, San Francisco CA 94111, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other Down to the Seas in Ships (within shouting distance of this marker); Discarded Treasure (within shouting distance of this marker); Francisco Street (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gold Mountain (about 700 feet away); Indian Occupiers (about 800 feet away); White Angel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Telegraph Hill (approx. 0.2 miles away); Coit Memorial Tower (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
Also see . . . A Brief History of the State Belt Railroad in San Francisco - San Francisco Trains. The State Belt Railroad of California was a shortline that served San Francisco's waterfront until the 1980's. It's tracks extended the length of the Embarcadero from south of Market Street to Fort Mason and the Presidio. Although locals nicknamed the line the Toonerville Trolley and the Wooden Axle Line, the State Belt had an illustrious career. (Submitted on December 20, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 20, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 381 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 20, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.