|Location of Bulwer (top of Vasona Reservoir).|
(Courtesy Duncan Nanney)
A March 21, 1937, internal timetable mentions the stop as being the first stop along an automatic block system, which regulated the trains that operated over the mountains. Unlike Bender's source, the timetable claims that the station was 52.1 miles south of San Francisco, presumably also via Los Altos, suggesting a possible shortening of the route since the 1920s. Public timetables throughout this period did not include Bulwer as a stop. Prior to 1924, there was no stop between Los Gatos and Vasona Junction.
Today, the site is a parking lot, though the right-of-way passes down the middle of it between sets of buildings. There are no known photographs of the stop and nothing has been said of its name or its proven purpose. It is possible the site is named after Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton, a famous Victorian author who coined many famous phrases, the most famous of which was "It was a dark and storm night..." Trains continued to pass through Bulwer after the flag stop closed until 1959.
- Henry E. Bender, Jr. "SP San Jose to Santa Cruz (ex-South Pacific Coast Ry.)" (2013).