|1894 County Survey Map showing the location of "Reid Switch" at the|
future site of Brookdale. (Courtesy San Lorenzo Valley Museum)
The 1899 Station Book records that the spur was located precisely 79 miles south of San Francisco via Alameda Point and Felton Dept. It was 0.1 miles northwest of Steens Spur and 1.0 mile south of Boulder Mill. The freight station at Reeds Spur was classified as a type-B station, implying the spur, a possible siding for the spur, and a loading area, which was located on the left side (north) of the tracks, probably between the spur and the mainline.
Today, the base of Reeds Spur can be found at the base of Reed Street, a private side-street of Pacific Avenue the end of which was where the Brookdale Station was located. Nothing survives of the spur today and even property lines have been remapped along its route, further suggesting its earlier dissolution date.
- Donald Thomas Clark, Santa Cruz County Place Names: A Geographic Dictionary (Scotts Valley, CA: Kestrel Press, 2008)
- Southern Pacific System: List of Officers, Agencies and Stations, 1899.