40th anniversary of the Trolley Festival

On June 23, 1983, Mayor Dianne Feinstein joined a mix of dignitaries, neighborhood folks and railfans at Castro and 17th Streets to inaugurate the first San Francisco Historic Trolley Festival.

40th anniversary of the Trolley Festival

The popularity of what was conceived as a one-summer event led to four more summer Trolley Festivals, and proved the concept that vintage streetcars in regular service could be an integral part of a major city’s transit service. The Trolley Festivals created the momentum that led to the permanent F-line. Here’s the full story, well worth the read.


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  1. Such a wonderful memory of working with you to create the first official posters. Congratulations on this anniversary!

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