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16

San Francisco Municipal Railway (1944-46)

Built 1990 by Muni shops

When it bought out Market Street Railway in 1944, Muni’s official colors for its streetcars and buses were blue with yellow trim. Muni painted two Powell cable cars into this scheme (today’s No. 3 and No. 10).

Cable Car 16 at night

Bill Storage photo.

However, this repainting project stalled and Muni soon reverted to Market Street Railway’s green as its primary fleet color, with cream fronts and trim, a color scheme that also adorned all new Muni streetcars and buses for 25 years.

But the blue and gold (actually yellow) livery represents an important period in Muni history, and so is represented in the Powell Street cable car fleet by No. 16.

1888-1893
1893-1902
1905-1908
1907-1921
1927-1944
1944-1947
1946-early 1960s
1960s-1982
1984-current
1984-current

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