Point Richmond has a spot where the tracks are right on the street. We parked and a train went by 20 feet from us. Made my daughter's day...and mine, really. :)
For Bay Area folks, you may want to roll by and check it out. There are several spots that provide great train viewing. Wright Ave off Cutting Blvd was great! The other train yards are cool as well.
|A bit hard to get to, but cool|
|The BNSF yard is way cool as well. Easy access|