Workin' on the Railroad Historical

Workin' on the Railroad Historical (HM1X6L)

Location: San Francisco, CA 94109 San Francisco County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 48.589', W 122° 25.336'

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Hercules' Second Career, 1924-1962

Between 1924 and 1962, Hercules worked for the Western Pacific Railroad moving railroad cars on barges between Oakland/Alameda and Islais Creek/Fishermam's Wharf. Because these car floats were pushed and pulled from the side, rather than simply towed astern, Hercules' strong steel hull took a lot of bumps. For extra protection, a fender rail was added on her starboard side.
The tug crews, only eight men all told, worked regular shifts and slept at home. In the early years, two crews worked twelve-hour shifts, but this was latter reduced to an eight-hour day. Toward the end of this career, Hercules herself worked intermittently. Her railroad duties were finally taken over by a diesel-powered, self-propelled car float, the
Las Plumas.
HM NumberHM1X6L
Placed ByNational Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 550854 N 4184871
Decimal Degrees37.80981667, -122.42226667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 48.589', W 122° 25.336'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 48' 35.34" N, 122° 25' 20.16" W
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Area Code(s)415, 510, 650
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2986-2998 Hyde Street Pier, San Francisco CA 94109, US
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