Market Street Railway/City Guides Trolley Tour
Available Trolley Tours and Excursions:
PLEASE BRING RECEIPT WITH YOU AT TIME OF BOARDING.
Market Street Railway Member Trolley Excursions
The starting location of our Nov. 10th Trolley Excursion has changed.
Due to the Veteran’s Day Parade, this tour will begin at 17th and Castro Streets.
We will begin the tour at 12:30PM. Please take the Muni Metro (underground) to the Castro Street stop.
November 10, Noon Car: 1
Come ride Muni’s very first streetcar, car 1 built in 1912, on this nearly 4-hour excursion on the F, J, K, L, and M lines ranging all over San Francisco. Destinations include: Market Street, Civic Center, the new Mint, the Castro, Dolores Park, Noe Valley, Bernal Heights, Glen Park, West Portal (entrance to the Twin Peaks Tunnel opened in 1918, one of the world’s longest streetcar tunnels at 2.27 miles), and the San Francisco Zoo.
Car 1 had its inaugural run out Geary Street on December 28, 1912, piloted by Mayor James Rolph, Jr. It ran for 39 years until 1951 when it was retired from service. In 1962, it was restored to its original condition to serve as the centerpiece of Muni’s 50th anniversary. Car 1 was used during the summer trolley festivals during the 1980s and became part of the new F-Market line fleet in 1995. In 2006, it was removed from service due to a wiring problem. In 2009-2010, it was completely restored by Brookville Equipment Company of Pennsylvania under a $1.8 million contract that included total rebuilding of the trucks, motors, and running gear, as well as reconstruction of the car body and installation of low voltage electrical circuits for lighting, switch control, and communications. It returned to regular service on October 6, 2012, almost a century after it was originally built.
Seating is limited to 48 passengers (the seating capacity of the car), so sign up today. For this long excursion, the rate is $75 for Market Street Railway members and $100 for non-members. All proceeds go to support Market Street Railway in its work to keep San Francisco’s transit history alive.
The trip begins and ends at the San Francisco Railway Museum at 77 Steuart Street just opposite the Embarcadero from the landmark Ferry Building. The streetcar will stop for a few times for several minutes where you will be welcome to get out and take pictures. However, please note that the number and duration of such stops will be subject to timing and line conditions.