The Cable Car Fleet

Single-Ended Cable Cars

No. Livery & Status
1 Undergoing Restoration
Undergoing Restoration. Will more closely approximate original 1888 appearance in time for Muni Centennial
2 Operational
Operational. Car 2 was rebuilt in 1971
3 Operational
Operational. Rebuilt 1955
4 Operational
Operational. First No. 4 now at Giants’ ballpark, numbered 44 for Willie McCovey. That car built 1887 by Mahoney Bros. as open car No. 543, rebuilt as standard car No. 504 in 1915.
5 Operational
Operational. Rebuilt 1956
6 Operational
Operational. Was 518; rebuilt as 506 by Muni Elkton Shops in 1966; roof and seats of original 506 saved and used in building "Centennial Car" No. 1 in 1973; currently being renovated at Cable Car Barn.
7 Operational
Operational. Extensively rebuilt, 1957. First test car on new Powell-Hyde line in March, 1957.
8 Non-Servicable
Non-servicable. Rebuilt 1958, currently completely disassembled at Muni carpentry shop in anticipation of building a new Car No. 8 in the future.
9 Operational
Operational. The first No. 9 was built as open car No. 542 by Mahoney Bros., 1887. Converted to standard car 1923 and renumbered 509, rebuilt 1952, retired after accident in 1995. Currently in storage; could possibly be restored as open car.
10 Operational
Operational. Rebuilt 1960
11 Operational
Operational. Rebuilt 1979-80.
12 Operational
Operational. Rebuilt 1959. Exhibited in Japan 1987.
13 Operational
Operational. First No. 13 built 1893 by Carter Bros., rebuilt 1958, left service in 1985. Current No. 13 is all-new car; livery will be adjusted in future repainting to more accurately reflect original.
14 Operational
Operational. When built by Muni in 1963, was first completely new Powell cable car in almost 70 years; only cable car with a plywood roof.
15 Operational
Operational. Original built 1893 by Carter Bros., rebuilt 1954, left service in 1982. Stored at Pier 80 for many years. Current No. 15 is all-new car.
16 Operational
Operational. Built virtually all-new, but incorporating a piece of roof from original No. 16, built by Carter Brothers in 1893. Livery will be adjusted in future repainting to more accurately reflect original.
17 Operational
Operational. Originally No. 532; renumbered to 517 in 1929. Rebuilt 1956.
18 Operational
Operational. Replaced first No. 518 (Carter Brothers, 1893), parts of which were used in building No. 6 in 1965.
19 Operational
Operational. Built virtually all-new, except for some metal work. Replaced car built by Carter Brothers in 1893 as No 519. That car renumbered to No. 500 in 1968 following fatal accident, then renumbered to 19 in 1973 before being scrapped as unsalvagable in 1986.
20 Operational
Operational. Rebuilt 1967. Humphrey Bogart rode this cable car in the 1947 movie "Dark Package."
21 Operational
Operational. Original No. 21 was built in 1887 by Mahoney Brothers, renumbered from 533 to 521 in 1929, rebuilt 1952, scrapped 1987. Current No. 21 built all new in 1992.
22 Non-Servicable
Non-servicable. Rebuilt 1956
23 Operational
Operational. Rebuilt 1969
24 Operational
Operational. Renumbered from 534 to 524 in 1929, rebuilt 1958, displayed at Chicago Railroad Fair 1949
25 Operational
Operational. Rebuilt 1976 and again in 2008
26 Operational
Operational. Rebuilt 1975 and again in 2010-11; returned to fleet November 14, 2012 in 1946 Municipal Railway green and cream livery
27 Operational
Operational. Rebuilt 1958
28 Operational
Operational. First No. 28 was built in 1887 by Mahoney Bros. as open car No. 544. Rebuilt as standard car No. 501 in 1929, renumbered 28 in 1973. Currently in storage, could potentially be restored as open car. Current No. 28 bullt all new.
44 Unknown Status
Retired. On static display at the Giants ballpark, Third and King Streets

Double-Ended Cable Cars

No. Livery & Status
42 Operational
Operational. Special service only; serves as Mayor’s ceremonial cable car. Restored as joint project of Market Street Railway volunteers and Muni crafts workers, 1993-2005.
49 Operational
Operational. Replaced first No. 49, built by Cal Cable shops in 1912 for O’Farrell, Jones & Hyde line, renumbered 1957, scrapped 1990.
50 Operational
Operational. Served O’ Farrell, Jones & Hyde line until 1954
51 Undergoing Restoration
Undergoing Restoration. Last car to run on the O’Farrell, Jones & Hyde line, May 1954. First car to run on the reopened California line, December 1957. Currently being rebuilt at Muni carpentry shop.
52 Operational
Operational. Original No. 52 built by John Hammond & Co. in 1906 as No 3. Renumbered and stored in 1957, scrapped 1984 after being determined it was in too poor a condition to restore. Current No. 52 is all new.
53 Operational
Operational. Served O’ Farrell, Jones & Hyde line until 1954
54 Operational
Operational. Originally No. 19, renumbered 1957. Always assigned to California Street line.
55 Non-Servicable
Non-servicable. Awaiting rebuilding. Originally No. 8, remumbered 1957. Always served California Street line. In 1952, briefly painted Muni green and cream as an experiment.
56 Operational
Operational. Served O’ Farrell, Jones & Hyde line until 1954. Rebuilt by Muni 1984, using seats from first No. 52.
57 Operational
Operational. Built as No. 11, renumbered 1957. Always served California Street line
58 Operational
Operational. Served O’Farrell, Jones & Hyde line until 1954. Last car to run on the Jones Street shuttle, 1954.
59 Operational
Operational. Original built by John Hammond & Co., 1906 as No. 15. Renumbered 1957, Retired 1998 and sent to New Orleans as part of arrangement for streetcar No. 952.
60 Operational
Operational. First No. 60 built by Hammond, 1907 as California Street cable car No. 16. Renumbered 1957. Rebuilt 1959. Currently in storage, succeeded by new No. 60 in 2003.