The Gregarious Railfan
Jack London Square  Oakland, CA  94607 (population, 391,650)        Page 2

GPS: N 37.79483, W 122.27560   Google map   

Scanner: BNSF 160.650 [36], UP 161.550 [96], 160.740 [42]  

Railroad: Union Pacific Western Division, Niles Sub, MP 6.5

FRA Info:   Crossing Inventory Report for UP, Broadway   PDF  

Description: The tracks running through Jack London Square are used by BNSF Railway, Capitol Corridor, Coast
Starlight, San Joaquin (Amtrak), and Union Pacific Railroad.  Mainline railroad runs through the middle of the street,
with the train speed limit set at 15 mph (25 km/h). The trains share the road with automobiles, AC Transit buses,
and pedestrians.  The much used tracks leading into Amtrak's Jack London Square Station, as well as the Union Pacific
southbound mainline out of the rail yard and port of Oakland run right through Embarcadero Street.

Approximate # trains per 24 hours: 21 FRA

Photo opportunities: Street Running

Gregariousness quotient: Low to Medium

Local breakfast: Buttercup Grill, 229 Broadway (N 37.79648, W 122.27616)

Local Pub and grub: The Jack London Square area has numerous restaurants and bars.  
Disclaimer: I have not been to this location. Info is from the Internet and TRAINS Magazine.  I would welcome
pictures, additions, or corrections to this page. Pictures and new info will be credited on the page. e-mail me at
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