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Join Market Street Railway/Renew Your Membership

Your membership in Market Street Railway is very important to keeping the past present in the future. The wonderful historic streetcars in San Francisco didn’t just happen on their own. The support of Market Street Railway Members is what made our successful advocacy for the streetcars possible. We have been told many times, “Without us, it would be a bus.” Seriously.

Today, we need your help to extend and expand Muni’s historic streetcar service, acquire/restore additional streetcars, make the historic streetcars and cable cars more rider friendly, and educate new generations about the importance of protecting our history, so it will survive and thrive in the future. We truly can’t do this without you, our Members. We don’t get a nickel from any government source. Our independence from Muni and other government agencies lets us be a more effective advocate for preserving historic transit in San Francisco.

If you’re already a Market Street Railway Member, you’re probably here because you got a renewal notice. Thank you very much for your support. We hope you’ll consider upgrading your membership to improve our ability to make a difference. If you’re not yet a Member, whether you’re a San Franciscan who loves this city’s history, or a rail aficionado elsewhere in the world, you’ll enjoy your membership in Market Street Railway.

As a Member, you’ll receive:

  • Our exclusive quarterly newsletter, Inside Track, filled with information you won’t see anywhere else, including behind the scenes looks at the politics and other forces shaping Muni’s historic transit operations, plus rare photos and original stories about San Francisco’s transit history and today’s fleet of historic vehicles
  • 10% discount on merchandise at both our online store and in our San Francisco Railway Museum
  • Embroidered MSR logo patch (new members only)
  • Admission to special events, open houses, and other member activities

All members at the $100 annual level and above will also receive a FREE full-color Museums in Motion calendar, with 13 fabulous images of Muni’s historic streetcars and cable cars.

Membership dues and donations are tax-deductible as provided by law under IRS Section 501(c)(3).

Joining or renewing is easy. Choose the membership category you prefer, then pull down the menu to its right to indicate whether you’re a new member, a renewing member, or a renewing member who wishes to upgrade your membership category (very much appreciated!). Then click the “Buy Now” button at the far right hand side of that row. You will be taken to a secure PayPal checkout page where you will provide your payment information. (It is not necessary to have a PayPal account to use this system; you can enter your credit card information on that secure page. You will have the chance to review your selection and approve it on the PayPal site before any charge is made.)

  • If you have any special requests for us, or additional information, please use the Special Instructions box on the PayPal checkout page, or email your request to us at
  • Please note: For tax reasons, memberships must be purchased as a separate charge from other store purchases.

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