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Jamie West's Collection
 
12/12/2017
 
 
 
 
 
By:Jamie West
Dates:9/14/2013 - 11/2/2013
Album Info:San Francisco Municipal Railway's (MUNI) historic PCCs and trolley cars.
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MUNI 1008
Title:  MUNI 1008
Description:  San Francisco Municipal Railway PCC #1008, a double-ended streetcar built by St. Louis Car Company, rolls along the streets of San Francisco. This PCC is painted in a vintage 1950s-era SF MUNI paint scheme.
Photo Date:  9/14/2013  Upload Date: 9/15/2013 3:57:16 AM
Location:  San Francisco, CA
Author:  Jamie West
Categories:  Station,Transit,Passenger
Locomotives:  MUNI 1008(PCC)
Views:  116   Comments: 0
MUNI 1008
Title:  MUNI 1008
Description:  San Francisco Municipal Railway PCC #1008, a double-ended streetcar built by St. Louis Car Company, rolls along the streets of San Francisco. This PCC is painted in a vintage 1950s-era SF MUNI paint scheme.
Photo Date:  9/14/2013  Upload Date: 9/15/2013 3:58:04 AM
Location:  San Francisco, CA
Author:  Jamie West
Categories:  Transit,Passenger
Locomotives:  MUNI 1008(PCC)
Views:  109   Comments: 0
MUNI 1008
Title:  MUNI 1008
Description:  San Francisco Municipal Railway PCC #1008, a double-ended streetcar built by St. Louis Car Company, rolls along the streets of San Francisco. This PCC is painted in a vintage 1950s-era SF MUNI paint scheme.
Photo Date:  9/14/2013  Upload Date: 9/15/2013 3:58:28 AM
Location:  San Francisco, CA
Author:  Jamie West
Categories:  Transit,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  MUNI 1008(PCC)
Views:  102   Comments: 0
MUNI 1008
Title:  MUNI 1008
Description:  San Francisco Municipal Railway PCC #1008, a double-ended streetcar built by St. Louis Car Company, rolls along the streets of San Francisco. This PCC is painted in a vintage 1950s-era SF MUNI paint scheme.
Photo Date:  9/14/2013  Upload Date: 9/15/2013 3:58:57 AM
Location:  San Francisco, CA
Author:  Jamie West
Categories:  Station,Transit,Passenger
Locomotives:  MUNI 1008(PCC)
Views:  103   Comments: 0
MUNI 1008
Title:  MUNI 1008
Description:  San Francisco Municipal Railway PCC #1008, a double-ended streetcar built by St. Louis Car Company, rolls along the streets of San Francisco. This PCC is painted in a vintage 1950s-era SF MUNI paint scheme.
Photo Date:  9/14/2013  Upload Date: 9/15/2013 4:00:09 AM
Location:  San Francisco, CA
Author:  Jamie West
Categories:  Transit,Passenger
Locomotives:  MUNI 1008(PCC)
Views:  85   Comments: 0
MUNI 1076
Title:  MUNI 1076
Description:  MUNI car #1076 rolls along the streets of San Francisco. This PCC’s exterior commemorates Washington DC, which operated PCC streetcars from 1937 to 1962.
Photo Date:  9/14/2013  Upload Date: 9/15/2013 4:01:20 AM
Location:  San Francisco, CA
Author:  Jamie West
Categories:  Station,Transit,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  MUNI 1076(PCC)
Views:  109   Comments: 0
MUNI 1076
Title:  MUNI 1076
Description:  MUNI car #1076 rolls along the streets of San Francisco. This PCC’s exterior commemorates Washington DC, which operated PCC streetcars from 1937 to 1962.
Photo Date:  9/14/2013  Upload Date: 9/15/2013 4:01:52 AM
Location:  San Francisco, CA
Author:  Jamie West
Categories:  Station,Transit,Passenger
Locomotives:  MUNI 1076(PCC)
Views:  108   Comments: 0
MUNI 1076
Title:  MUNI 1076
Description:  MUNI car #1076 rolls along the Embarcadero in San Francisco. This PCC’s exterior commemorates Washington DC, which operated PCC streetcars from 1937 to 1962.
Photo Date:  9/14/2013  Upload Date: 9/15/2013 4:02:21 AM
Location:  San Francisco, CA
Author:  Jamie West
Categories:  Night,Transit,Passenger
Locomotives:  MUNI 1076(PCC)
Views:  131   Comments: 0
MUNI 1063
Title:  MUNI 1063
Description:  MUNI car #1063 rolls down Market Street in San Francisco. This St. Louis Car Co. PCC is painted to honor Baltimore, which ran PCC streetcars from 1936 to 1963. One of the first cities to operate PCCs, Baltimore began with an order of 27 in 1936. The privately owned operator, Baltimore Transit Company (BTC) subsequently placed seven additional orders for the streamliners, eventually acquiring 275 PCCs.
Photo Date:  9/19/2013  Upload Date: 9/20/2013 9:18:35 PM
Location:  San Francisco, CA
Author:  Jamie West
Categories:  Transit,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  MUNI 1063(PCC)
Views:  94   Comments: 0
MUNI 1063
Title:  MUNI 1063
Description:  MUNI car #1063 rolls down Market Street in San Francisco. This St. Louis Car Co. PCC is painted to honor Baltimore, which ran PCC streetcars from 1936 to 1963. One of the first cities to operate PCCs, Baltimore began with an order of 27 in 1936. The privately owned operator, Baltimore Transit Company (BTC) subsequently placed seven additional orders for the streamliners, eventually acquiring 275 PCCs.
Photo Date:  9/19/2013  Upload Date: 9/20/2013 9:19:32 PM
Location:  San Francisco, CA
Author:  Jamie West
Categories:  Station,Transit,Passenger
Locomotives:  MUNI 1063(PCC)
Views:  68   Comments: 0
MUNI 1059
Title:  MUNI 1059
Description:  MUNI car #1059 rolls along the streets of San Francisco. MUNI 1059, built in 1948 by St. Louis Car Company, is painted to commemorate the Boston Elevated Railway Company era of PCC operation in Boston.
Photo Date:  9/19/2013  Upload Date: 9/20/2013 9:23:07 PM
Location:  San Francisco, CA
Author:  Jamie West
Categories:  Station,Transit,Passenger
Locomotives:  MUNI 1059(PCC)
Views:  79   Comments: 0
MUNI 1059
Title:  MUNI 1059
Description:  MUNI car #1059 rolls along the streets of San Francisco. MUNI 1059, built in 1948 by St. Louis Car Company, is painted to commemorate the Boston Elevated Railway Company era of PCC operation in Boston.
Photo Date:  9/19/2013  Upload Date: 9/20/2013 9:23:44 PM
Location:  San Francisco, CA
Author:  Jamie West
Categories:  Transit,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  MUNI 1059(PCC)
Views:  62   Comments: 0
MUNI 1072
Title:  MUNI 1072
Description:  MUNI car #1072 rolls along the Embarcadero in San Francisco.This PCC streetcar, built by St. Louis Car Co. in 1946, is painted is to honor Mexico City, Mexico, that operated PCC streetcars from 1947 until 1984.
Photo Date:  9/19/2013  Upload Date: 9/20/2013 9:31:50 PM
Location:  San Francisco, CA
Author:  Jamie West
Categories:  Transit,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  MUNI 1072(PCC)
Views:  81   Comments: 0
MUNI 1040
Title:  MUNI 1040
Description:  MUNI car #1040 rolls along the Embarcadero in San Francisco. No. 1040 is the very last of almost 5,000 PCC? streetcars manufactured in North America. It was delivered to Muni in 1952, completing an order of 25 PCCs from the venerable St. Louis Car Company. Of all the single-end PCCs in Munis current active fleet, it is the only one that has worked in San Francisco its entire life.
Photo Date:  9/19/2013  Upload Date: 9/20/2013 9:35:32 PM
Location:  San Francisco, CA
Author:  Jamie West
Categories:  Transit,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  MUNI 1040(PCC)
Views:  95   Comments: 0
MUNI 1059
Title:  MUNI 1059
Description:  MUNI car #1059 rolls along the Embarcadero in San Francisco. MUNI 1059, built in 1948 by St. Louis Car Company, is painted to commemorate the Boston Elevated Railway Company era of PCC operation in Boston.
Photo Date:  9/19/2013  Upload Date: 9/20/2013 9:36:19 PM
Location:  San Francisco, CA
Author:  Jamie West
Categories:  Transit,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  MUNI 1059(PCC)
Views:  81   Comments: 0
MUNI 1059
Title:  MUNI 1059
Description:  MUNI car #1059 rolls along the Embarcadero in San Francisco. MUNI 1059, built in 1948 by St. Louis Car Company, is painted to commemorate the Boston Elevated Railway Company era of PCC operation in Boston.
Photo Date:  9/19/2013  Upload Date: 9/20/2013 9:37:26 PM
Location:  San Francisco, CA
Author:  Jamie West
Categories:  Transit,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  MUNI 1059(PCC)
Views:  75   Comments: 0
MUNI 1058
Title:  MUNI 1058
Description:  MUNI car #1058 rolls along the Embarcadero in San Francisco. This streetcar is painted to honor Chicago, which ran PCC streetcars from 1936 to 1958. Chicago had the largest PCC fleet ever purchased new by one city--683 cars. The first Chicago PCCs were nicknamed "Blue Geese" after their paint scheme, so it was natural that the cars delivered in green after the war would be dubbed "Green Hornets" after the then-popular radio serial.
Photo Date:  9/19/2013  Upload Date: 9/20/2013 9:38:11 PM
Location:  San Francisco, CA
Author:  Jamie West
Categories:  Transit,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  MUNI 1058(PCC)
Views:  95   Comments: 0
MUNI 1058
Title:  MUNI 1058
Description:  MUNI car #1058 rolls along the Embarcadero in San Francisco. This streetcar is painted to honor Chicago, which ran PCC streetcars from 1936 to 1958. Chicago had the largest PCC fleet ever purchased new by one city--683 cars. The first Chicago PCCs were nicknamed "Blue Geese" after their paint scheme, so it was natural that the cars delivered in green after the war would be dubbed "Green Hornets" after the then-popular radio serial.
Photo Date:  9/19/2013  Upload Date: 9/20/2013 9:38:44 PM
Location:  San Francisco, CA
Author:  Jamie West
Categories:  Transit,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  MUNI 1058(PCC)
Views:  69   Comments: 0
MUNI 496
Title:  MUNI 496
Description:  MUNI car #496 rolls through the streets of San Francisco, CA. This W2 Class tram was built by Moore for the Melbourne & Metropolitan Tramways Board in Melbourne, Australia in 1928.
Photo Date:  9/19/2013  Upload Date: 9/20/2013 9:39:37 PM
Location:  San Francisco, CA
Author:  Jamie West
Categories:  Transit,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  MUNI 496(Trolley)
Views:  76   Comments: 0
MUNI 496
Title:  MUNI 496
Description:  MUNI car #496 rolls through the streets of San Francisco, CA. This W2 Class tram was built by Moore for the Melbourne & Metropolitan Tramways Board in Melbourne, Australia in 1928.
Photo Date:  9/19/2013  Upload Date: 9/20/2013 9:40:22 PM
Location:  San Francisco, CA
Author:  Jamie West
Categories:  Transit,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  MUNI 496(Trolley)
Views:  80   Comments: 0
MUNI 1006
Title:  MUNI 1006
Description:  MUNI car #1006 rolls along the Embarcadero in San Francisco. This St. Louis Car Co. PCC is painted in a vintage 1950s San Francisco MUNI paint scheme. The ten 1948 PCCs, numbered from 1006 to 1015, were known at MUNI as “Torpedoes” because of their shape, and later also known as the “Big Tens” to distinguish them from the 25 smaller single-end PCCs, numbered from 1016 to 1040, which were known as the “Baby Tens".
Photo Date:  9/19/2013  Upload Date: 9/20/2013 9:41:10 PM
Location:  San Francisco, CA
Author:  Jamie West
Categories:  Station,Transit,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  MUNI 1006(PCC)
Views:  95   Comments: 0
MUNI 1006
Title:  MUNI 1006
Description:  MUNI car #1006 rolls along the Embarcadero in San Francisco. This St. Louis Car Co. PCC is painted in a vintage 1950s San Francisco MUNI paint scheme. The ten 1948 PCCs, numbered from 1006 to 1015, were known at MUNI as “Torpedoes” because of their shape, and later also known as the “Big Tens” to distinguish them from the 25 smaller single-end PCCs, numbered from 1016 to 1040, which were known as the “Baby Tens".
Photo Date:  9/19/2013  Upload Date: 9/20/2013 9:41:55 PM
Location:  San Francisco, CA
Author:  Jamie West
Categories:  Station,Transit,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  MUNI 1006(PCC)
Views:  87   Comments: 0
MUNI 1059
Title:  MUNI 1059
Description:  MUNI car #1059 rolls along the Embarcadero in San Francisco. MUNI 1059, built in 1948 by St. Louis Car Company, is painted to commemorate the Boston Elevated Railway Company era of PCC operation in Boston.
Photo Date:  9/19/2013  Upload Date: 9/20/2013 9:42:33 PM
Location:  San Francisco, CA
Author:  Jamie West
Categories:  Transit,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  MUNI 1059(PCC)
Views:  108   Comments: 0
MUNI 1008
Title:  MUNI 1008
Description:  Muni car #1008, a St. Louis Car Co. PCC, rolls along Market Street during Muni Heritage Weekend 2013.
Photo Date:  11/2/2013  Upload Date: 11/3/2013 10:07:51 PM
Location:  San Francisco, CA
Author:  Jamie West
Categories:  Transit,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  MUNI 1008(PCC)
Views:  66   Comments: 0
MUNI 162
Title:  MUNI 162
Description:  This streetcar represents the last days of Muni’s original streetcar fleet. Streetcar No. 162 joined Muni’s fleet when automobiles were still a novelty, and was retired — the first time — in the days when automobiles ruled the country, tail fins and all. No. 162 is painted in its last Muni livery, the Postwar "Wings" introduced at the end of the 1940s and kept until the retirement of the car in 1958. Like its twin, preserved car No. 130 (in 1939 blue and gold livery), this car ran on virtually all of Muni’s streetcar lines, spending much time on the H-line along Van Ness and Potrero Avenues and through Fort Mason. After its initial retirement, No. 162 spent 45 years at the Orange Empire Railway Museum in Riverside County before being reacquired in 2003 by Market Street Railway and Muni. Market Street Railway volunteers replaced the roof canvas and made a number of body repairs to the car. It then went to Muni’s shops in 2004, Muni crafts workers completed the restoration, including required safety and operational modifications, returning the car to regular service in 2008. The large size and long-term reliability of No. 162 make it a workhorse of today’s historic fleet, and very popular with San Franciscans of the Boomer Generation who remember it from childhood. Here, MUNI #162 cruises down Market Street during MUNI Heritage Weekend 2013.
Photo Date:  11/2/2013  Upload Date: 11/3/2013 10:09:17 PM
Location:  San Francisco, CA
Author:  Jamie West
Categories:  Transit,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  MUNI 162(Trolley)
Views:  60   Comments: 0
MUNI 1050
Title:  MUNI 1050
Description:  MUNI car #1050 rolls along Market Street in San Francisco during Muni Heritage Weekend 2013.
Photo Date:  11/2/2013  Upload Date: 11/3/2013 10:15:15 PM
Location:  San Francisco, CA
Author:  Jamie West
Categories:  Transit,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  MUNI 1050(PCC)
Views:  55   Comments: 0
MUNI 1075
Title:  MUNI 1075
Description:  Muni car #1075 rolls along Market Street in San Francisco during Muni Heritage Weekend 2013. This car is painted to honor Cleveland Transit System, which ran PCC streetcars from 1946 to 1953.
Photo Date:  11/2/2013  Upload Date: 11/3/2013 10:16:13 PM
Location:  San Francisco, CA
Author:  Jamie West
Categories:  Transit,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  MUNI 1075(PCC)
Views:  62   Comments: 0
MUNI 233 - MUNI's Newest Addition
Title:  MUNI 233 - MUNI's Newest Addition
Description:  Of all the streetcars in Muni's historic fleet, none turn heads faster than its two "boat trams" from Blackpool, England. They bring smiles to so many when they sail by -- nautical air whistle gaily tooting. Muni's boat trams are two of twelve built for the English seaside resort city of Blackpool in 1934. For many years, they ran along along the coastal promenade to Fleetwood, sharing the tracks with a wide variety of unusual English-built equipment. In the fall, Blackpool trams are specially decorated for the "illuminations," with elaborate lighting making the cars sparkle as the sun sets over the Irish Sea. The first boat tram to operate in San Francisco, No. 226, was leased from a museum for the first two years of the Trolley Festivals, 1983-84. The second, No. 228, was acquired for Muni with the help of Market Street Railway members in 1984 and shipped with support from Bechtel Group. No. 228 actually crossed the Atlantic twice. In 1976, it delighted Philadelphians as part of that city's bicentennial celebration. Returned to Blackpool, it sat unused until Muni acquired it. The great popularity of No. 228 led Market Street Railway to acquire a second boat tram, No. 233, for Muni in 2013. No. 233 was part of Blackpool Transport's fleet until 2010, when it was declared surplus and was preserved by the non-profit Lancastrian Transport Trust (LTT). When LTT needed funding for restoration of a vintage double-deck Blackpool tram, Market Street Railway purchased it to donate to Muni. Funding for the purchase came from a generous grant from the Thoresen Foundation. FedEx Trade Networks underwrote the shipping of the tram from England to San Francisco. The slight variations in these two originally identical trams reflect small changes Blackpool Transport made in them in the three decades between the acquisition of No. 228 and No. 233, a reminder that transit is a dynamic business where improvements are always sought. Here, MUNI #233 cruises down Market Street during MUNI Heritage Weekend 2013.
Photo Date:  11/2/2013  Upload Date: 11/3/2013 10:17:08 PM
Location:  San Francisco, CA
Author:  Jamie West
Categories:  Transit,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  MUNI 233(Trolley)
Views:  91   Comments: 1
MUNI 233 - MUNI's Newest Addition
Title:  MUNI 233 - MUNI's Newest Addition
Description:  Of all the streetcars in Muni's historic fleet, none turn heads faster than its two "boat trams" from Blackpool, England. They bring smiles to so many when they sail by -- nautical air whistle gaily tooting. Muni's boat trams are two of twelve built for the English seaside resort city of Blackpool in 1934. For many years, they ran along along the coastal promenade to Fleetwood, sharing the tracks with a wide variety of unusual English-built equipment. In the fall, Blackpool trams are specially decorated for the "illuminations," with elaborate lighting making the cars sparkle as the sun sets over the Irish Sea. The first boat tram to operate in San Francisco, No. 226, was leased from a museum for the first two years of the Trolley Festivals, 1983-84. The second, No. 228, was acquired for Muni with the help of Market Street Railway members in 1984 and shipped with support from Bechtel Group. No. 228 actually crossed the Atlantic twice. In 1976, it delighted Philadelphians as part of that city's bicentennial celebration. Returned to Blackpool, it sat unused until Muni acquired it. The great popularity of No. 228 led Market Street Railway to acquire a second boat tram, No. 233, for Muni in 2013. No. 233 was part of Blackpool Transport's fleet until 2010, when it was declared surplus and was preserved by the non-profit Lancastrian Transport Trust (LTT). When LTT needed funding for restoration of a vintage double-deck Blackpool tram, Market Street Railway purchased it to donate to Muni. Funding for the purchase came from a generous grant from the Thoresen Foundation. FedEx Trade Networks underwrote the shipping of the tram from England to San Francisco. The slight variations in these two originally identical trams reflect small changes Blackpool Transport made in them in the three decades between the acquisition of No. 228 and No. 233, a reminder that transit is a dynamic business where improvements are always sought. Here, MUNI #233 cruises down Market Street during MUNI Heritage Weekend 2013.
Photo Date:  11/2/2013  Upload Date: 11/3/2013 10:27:52 PM
Location:  San Francisco, CA
Author:  Jamie West
Categories:  Transit,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  MUNI 233(Trolley)
Views:  98   Comments: 1
MUNI 578 - The World's Oldest Streetcar
Title:  MUNI 578 - The World's Oldest Streetcar
Description:  San Francisco streetcar No. 578 may be the world’s oldest streetcar still on the active roster of an urban transit agency. Built in San Francisco in 1896 by Hammond Car Co., the same firm that later built the California Street cable cars, this historic treasure is a bouncy single-trucker that was part of San Francisco’s first generation of electric streetcars. It was built for one of the city’s first streetcar lines, which ran from Golden Gate Park via Oak, Page, Devisadero (as it was then spelled), O’Farrell and Ellis Streets to reach Market Street. No. 578 was built when the line was extended across Market and down Fourth Street to reach the Southern Pacific train depot (trackage taken over by Muni’s original F-Stockton line after World War II). No. 578’s first owner was the original Market Street Railway Company, which was taken over by United Railroads in 1902. This streetcar survived the 1906 earthquake and fire, and soon afterward, when most of the other cars in its class were scrapped as obsolete, dodged destruction by being converted into a work car. Renumbered 0601 and based at Geneva Division (also home to today’s vintage streetcar fleet), it was mostly used early in the morning to apply sand to streetcar rails on grades, to improve traction for passenger streetcars. It served half a century in this capacity, passing into the ownership of a different Market Street Railway Company in 1921, then to Muni in 1944. In 1956, Muni crafts workers beautifully restored it to its original appearance as part of the 50th anniversary commemoration of the earthquake and fire. It was later put on "permanent loan" to a railway museum in the belief that Muni would not use it again. But the Historic Trolley Festivals led to its recall to active Muni service. It ran along Market Street during early festivals, and then, during the final Trolley Festival season of 1987, was used in demonstration service along The Embarcadero from the Ferry Building to Pier 39, using the abandoned State Belt freight tracks and towing a generator to provide the electric power. This demonstration project helped lead to the F-line extension along The Embarcadero. Though operational, No. 578 is only used in revenue service on special occasions. The outside seats were slightly shortened in 2004 to allow wheelchair accessibility. Plans have been discussed to fit it with a track brake used on many cars of this class. Here, No. 578 cruises down Market Street during MUNI Heritage Weekend 2013.
Photo Date:  11/2/2013  Upload Date: 11/3/2013 10:32:29 PM
Location:  San Francisco, CA
Author:  Jamie West
Categories:  Transit,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  MUNI 578(Trolley)
Views:  65   Comments: 0
MUNI 1072
Title:  MUNI 1072
Description:  Muni car #1072 rolls along Market Street in San Francisco during Muni Heritage Weekend 2013.
Photo Date:  11/2/2013  Upload Date: 11/3/2013 11:22:16 PM
Location:  San Francisco, CA
Author:  Jamie West
Categories:  Transit,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  MUNI 1072(PCC)
Views:  64   Comments: 0
MUNI 1052
Title:  MUNI 1052
Description:  Muni car #1052 rolls along Market Street in San Francisco during Muni Heritage Weekend 2013.
Photo Date:  11/2/2013  Upload Date: 11/3/2013 11:35:53 PM
Location:  San Francisco, CA
Author:  Jamie West
Categories:  Transit,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  MUNI 1052(PCC)
Views:  85   Comments: 0
MUNI 1052
Title:  MUNI 1052
Description:  Muni car #1052 rolls along Market Street in San Francisco during Muni Heritage Weekend 2013.
Photo Date:  11/2/2013  Upload Date: 11/3/2013 11:46:44 PM
Location:  San Francisco, CA
Author:  Jamie West
Categories:  Transit,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  MUNI 1052(PCC)
Views:  76   Comments: 0
MUNI 1
Title:  MUNI 1
Description:  Municipal Railway No. 1 is one of Americas most historic streetcars, for it was the first publicly-owned big city streetcar in the United States. Early in the 20th Century, American transit systems were privately-owned, often part of electric utilities. As a reaction to graft and corruption on the part of the citys privately-owned streetcar company, United Railroads of San Francisco (URR), and as a reflection of the Progressive Era then sweeping California, San Franciscans passed a bond to build their own public streetcar system, the Municipal Railway, first of its kind in a major American city. Mayor James Rolph, Jr. personally piloted this streetcar out Geary Street on December 28, 1912 to formally open Muni. He paid his own fare with one of the first 40 nickels minted at the San Francisco Mint. Fifty thousand San Franciscans turned out to celebrate. Munis first streetcars were built without windows in their end sections (which served as the smoking sections). But foggy San Francisco weather proved too much for this arrangement, and the end-section windows of No. 1 and Muni streetcars were glazed by around 1918. Otherwise, No. 1 looks almost identical to the day it first operated in 1912, down to its rattan seats and wooden interior paneling. Here, MUNI #1 cruises down Market Street during MUNI Heritage Weekend 2013.
Photo Date:  11/2/2013  Upload Date: 11/3/2013 11:48:12 PM
Location:  San Francisco, CA
Author:  Jamie West
Categories:  Transit,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  MUNI 1(Trolley)
Views:  80   Comments: 0
MUNI 1080
Title:  MUNI 1080
Description:  Muni car #1080 rolls along Market Street in San Francisco during Muni Heritage Weekend 2013. This car is painted in the livery of Los Angeles Transit Lines (LATL), which operated PCC streetcars after World War II.
Photo Date:  11/2/2013  Upload Date: 11/4/2013 12:48:06 AM
Location:  San Francisco, CA
Author:  Jamie West
Categories:  Transit,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  MUNI 1080(PCC)
Views:  99   Comments: 0
MUNI 1057
Title:  MUNI 1057
Description:  Muni car #1057 rolls along Market Street in San Francisco during Muni Heritage Weekend 2013. This streetcar is painted to honor Cincinnati, which ran PCC streetcars from 1939 to 1951. Cincinnati was unique among North American streetcar systems in requiring two overhead wires for streetcars, one to supply electrical power, the other to provide a ground and complete the circuit.
Photo Date:  11/2/2013  Upload Date: 11/4/2013 12:50:21 AM
Location:  San Francisco, CA
Author:  Jamie West
Categories:  Transit,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  MUNI 1057(PCC)
Views:  127   Comments: 0
MUNI 162
Title:  MUNI 162
Description:  This streetcar represents the last days of Muni’s original streetcar fleet. Streetcar No. 162 joined Muni’s fleet when automobiles were still a novelty, and was retired — the first time — in the days when automobiles ruled the country, tail fins and all. No. 162 is painted in its last Muni livery, the Postwar ‘Wings’ introduced at the end of the 1940s and kept until the retirement of the car in 1958. Like its twin, preserved car No. 130 (in 1939 blue and gold livery), this car ran on virtually all of Muni’s streetcar lines, spending much time on the H-line along Van Ness and Potrero Avenues and through Fort Mason. After its initial retirement, No. 162 spent 45 years at the Orange Empire Railway Museum in Riverside County before being reacquired in 2003 by Market Street Railway and Muni. Market Street Railway volunteers replaced the roof canvas and made a number of body repairs to the car. It then went to Muni’s shops in 2004, Muni crafts workers completed the restoration, including required safety and operational modifications, returning the car to regular service in 2008. The large size and long-term reliability of No. 162 make it a workhorse of today’s historic fleet, and very popular with San Franciscans of the Boomer Generation who remember it from childhood. Here, MUNI #162 cruises down Market Street during MUNI Heritage Weekend 2013.
Photo Date:  11/2/2013  Upload Date: 11/4/2013 1:37:56 AM
Location:  San Francisco, CA
Author:  Jamie West
Categories:  Transit,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  MUNI 162(Trolley)
Views:  71   Comments: 0
MUNI 1050
Title:  MUNI 1050
Description:  MUNI car #1050 rolls along Market Street in San Francisco during Muni Heritage Weekend 2013.
Photo Date:  11/2/2013  Upload Date: 11/4/2013 10:47:44 PM
Location:  San Francisco, CA
Author:  Jamie West
Categories:  Station,Transit,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  MUNI 1050(PCC)
Views:  63   Comments: 0
MUNI 1050
Title:  MUNI 1050
Description:  MUNI car #1050 rolls along Market Street in San Francisco during Muni Heritage Weekend 2013.
Photo Date:  11/2/2013  Upload Date: 11/6/2013 4:04:43 AM
Location:  San Francisco, CA
Author:  Jamie West
Categories:  Transit,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  MUNI 1050(PCC)
Views:  59   Comments: 0
MUNI 1077
Title:  MUNI 1077
Description:  Muni car #1077 rolls along Market Street in San Francisco during Muni Heritage Weekend 2013. This cars exterior commemorates Birmingham, Alabama, which operated PCC streetcars from 1947 to 1953.
Photo Date:  11/2/2013  Upload Date: 11/6/2013 4:06:06 AM
Location:  San Francisco, CA
Author:  Jamie West
Categories:  Transit,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  MUNI 1077(PCC)
Views:  81   Comments: 0
MUNI 1077
Title:  MUNI 1077
Description:  Muni car #1077 rolls along Market Street in San Francisco during Muni Heritage Weekend 2013. This cars exterior commemorates Birmingham, Alabama, which operated PCC streetcars from 1947 to 1953.
Photo Date:  11/2/2013  Upload Date: 11/6/2013 4:07:04 AM
Location:  San Francisco, CA
Author:  Jamie West
Categories:  Transit,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  MUNI 1077(PCC)
Views:  59   Comments: 0
MUNI 578 - The World's Oldest Streetcar
Title:  MUNI 578 - The World's Oldest Streetcar
Description:  San Francisco streetcar No. 578 may be the world’s oldest streetcar still on the active roster of an urban transit agency. Built in San Francisco in 1896 by Hammond Car Co., the same firm that later built the California Street cable cars, this historic treasure is a bouncy single-trucker that was part of San Francisco’s first generation of electric streetcars.
Photo Date:  11/2/2013  Upload Date: 11/6/2013 4:08:04 AM
Location:  San Francisco, CA
Author:  Jamie West
Categories:  Transit,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  MUNI 578(Trolley)
Views:  104   Comments: 0
MUNI 578 - The World's Oldest Streetcar
Title:  MUNI 578 - The World's Oldest Streetcar
Description:  San Francisco streetcar No. 578 may be the world’s oldest streetcar still on the active roster of an urban transit agency. Built in San Francisco in 1896 by Hammond Car Co., the same firm that later built the California Street cable cars, this historic treasure is a bouncy single-trucker that was part of San Francisco’s first generation of electric streetcars.
Photo Date:  11/2/2013  Upload Date: 11/6/2013 4:09:39 AM
Location:  San Francisco, CA
Author:  Jamie West
Categories:  Transit,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  MUNI 578(Trolley)
Views:  96   Comments: 0
MUNI 578 - The Worlds Oldest Streetcar
Title:  MUNI 578 - The Worlds Oldest Streetcar
Description:  San Francisco streetcar No. 578 may be the world’s oldest streetcar still on the active roster of an urban transit agency. Built in San Francisco in 1896 by Hammond Car Co., the same firm that later built the California Street cable cars, this historic treasure is a bouncy single-trucker that was part of San Francisco’s first generation of electric streetcars.
Photo Date:  11/2/2013  Upload Date: 11/6/2013 4:24:58 AM
Location:  San Francisco, CA
Author:  Jamie West
Categories:  Transit,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  MUNI 578(Trolley)
Views:  74   Comments: 0
MUNI 1059
Title:  MUNI 1059
Description:  MUNI car #1059 rolls along the Embarcadero in San Francisco during Muni Heritage Weekend 2013. MUNI 1059, built in 1948 by St. Louis Car Company, is painted to commemorate the Boston Elevated Railway Company era of PCC operation in Boston.
Photo Date:  11/2/2013  Upload Date: 11/6/2013 4:25:53 AM
Location:  San Francisco, CA
Author:  Jamie West
Categories:  Transit,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  MUNI 1059(PCC)
Views:  75   Comments: 0
MUNI 1078
Title:  MUNI 1078
Description:  MUNI car #1078 rolls along the Embarcadero in San Francisco during Muni Heritage Weekend 2013. This streetcar is painted to honor San Diego, which operated PCC streetcars from 1937 to 1949, and again starting in 2011.
Photo Date:  11/2/2013  Upload Date: 11/6/2013 4:28:17 AM
Location:  San Francisco, CA
Author:  Jamie West
Categories:  Transit,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  MUNI 1078(PCC)
Views:  66   Comments: 0
MUNI 1072
Title:  MUNI 1072
Description:  Muni car #1072 rolls along The Embarcadero in San Francisco during Muni Heritage Weekend 2013. This car is painted to honor Mexico City, which ran PCC streetcars from 1947 until 1984.
Photo Date:  11/2/2013  Upload Date: 11/6/2013 4:29:20 AM
Location:  San Francisco, CA
Author:  Jamie West
Categories:  Transit,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  MUNI 1072(PCC)
Views:  96   Comments: 0
MUNI 1073
Title:  MUNI 1073
Description:  MUNI car #1073 rolls Along the Embarcadero in San Francisco during Muni Heritage Weekend 2013. This car is painted to honor El Paso, Texas and Juarez, Mexico, which ran PCC streetcars from 1950 to 1974, the only PCC streetcar line to ever cross an international border.
Photo Date:  11/2/2013  Upload Date: 12/7/2013 3:08:39 AM
Location:  San Francisco, CA
Author:  Jamie West
Categories:  Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  MUNI 1073(PCC)
Views:  83   Comments: 0
MUNI 1073
Title:  MUNI 1073
Description:  MUNI car #1073 rolls Along the Embarcadero in San Francisco during Muni Heritage Weekend 2013. This car is painted to honor El Paso, Texas and Juarez, Mexico, which ran PCC streetcars from 1950 to 1974, the only PCC streetcar line to ever cross an international border.
Photo Date:  11/2/2013  Upload Date: 12/7/2013 3:09:47 AM
Location:  San Francisco, CA
Author:  Jamie West
Categories:  Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  MUNI 1073(PCC)
Views:  72   Comments: 0
MUNI 1058
Title:  MUNI 1058
Description:  Muni car #1058 rolls along The Embarcadero in San Francisco during Muni Heritage Weekend 2013. This streetcar is painted to honor Chicago, which ran PCC streetcars from 1936 to 1958. Chicago had the largest PCC fleet ever purchased new by one city -- 683 cars.
Photo Date:  11/2/2013  Upload Date: 12/7/2013 3:11:09 AM
Location:  San Francisco, CA
Author:  Jamie West
Categories:  Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  MUNI 1058(PCC)
Views:  88   Comments: 0


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