Just moving from one block to the next, you could see the quality of buildings decline steeply.  Grass and weeds grew between slats in the sidewalk, the road had potholes you could hide a cat in, and the buildings were all faded, consisting of peeling paint, cracked mortar and rusty metal. The desaturated colors of the buildings were contrasted by splashes of vividly colored graffiti. The similarly-coloured buildings tended to blend together, and the piles of trash shifted locations, which made it difficult to find your way. Many buildings in the Docks didn't have power.
There were cramped tenements located in the Docks, with ten or twelve families sharing a single bathroom and shower.
There were enough warehouses and apartments in the area for even the most destitute to find shelter. The only people on the streets at night were unconscious drunks, whores, and gang members. During the day, there were homeless people visible, but also many people who looked surprisingly normal. Because of the homelessness and vagrants, it was considered advisable to avoid the area. The people who lived there were used to paying protection money to the ABB.
The Trainyard was located in the Docks, opposite the Boardwalk. It contained a number of abandoned boxcars, as well as a train station that was still occasionally visited by trains. There was a storage facility a few blocks away where Bakuda fought the Undersiders.