Transit matters in Sunnyside. In the 1890s, one public transit line was the impetus for the founding of the neighborhood, the San Francisco and San Mateo Electric Railway. Until the 1940s the Southern Pacific steam train barreled along the eastern edge of the district. In the 1960s, construction of the I-280 freeway forever changed the neighborhood.
Here are some transit-related posts.
- The Sunnyside Powerhouse: New photographs
- Revealed! New photograph of the Sunnyside Powerhouse
- The Sunnyside Powerhouse and San Francisco’s First Electric Streetcar
- The Sunnyside Crossing: two different track lines crossed, with deadly results
- 1911: Snapshot of Life on Monterey Boulevard
- Bus No.1: Sunnyside to Golden Gate Park, Muni’s first cross-town line
- A Bridge between Neighborhoods: the Santa Rosa Underpass
- The Ballad of Ellen Furey – the deadly effects of speeding trains
- Farmland to Freeway: a history of Rock Ranch
- ‘Car-o-Grams’: Candrian’s early transit mapping innovation
Related: Here is an account elsewhere of the San Francisco and San Jose Railroad (Southern Pacific), the steam train that went through the Mission and along the eastern edge of Sunnyside: http://www.nesssoftware.com/www/sf/sfsjrr.php