A tinted picture postcard of the Southern Pacific Railroad’s employee “club,” located for many years along an extension of C Street in the downtown Tracy railyard.

The clubhouse served as a rest stop for SP train crews between trips — a place to grab forty winks, a bite to eat, or shoot some pool before hitting the high iron again.

The distinctive structure remained in place until the early 1960s, when it — and most of the other structures around it, including the adjacent passenger depot and yard tower  — were brought down.

Barely visible on the porch (at left in the photo) are two fellows relaxing between shifts on the SP:

SP Clubhouse (Guys On The Porch, Photo Detail)

Railtown Tracy Collection