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    Looking for what types if trackside industries and SP facilities were at the 3rd and Townsend terminal in the mid 50s. I've only been able to identify the Del Monte building.
    What's at 4th and King? What facilities were on site for the Commute trains, or was it all at Bayshore?
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    Where the early TOFC facilities at Towsend or Bayshore?

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    Have you checked out the old insurance maps?
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    I can't find them avaliable online. But found maps of mission bay and bayshore from 1956 that don't mention it, and ariel photos from 1938 and 46 on Google earth, but too early for TOFC. But I think 3rd and King might be REA/Post based on it looks like box cars and maybe 60 foot arch roofs parked directly behind it.

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    The Library of Congress would have the insurance maps.

    Have you queried any of the related historical societies. They have literally tons of information that has not been put on the Internet. Almost every railroad has at least one. A city like San Francisco should have several civic ones, given the significance of the various parts of the city.
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