Amid the crowds of the Sunday Streets San Francisco event on The Embarcadero this Sunday, August 31st, a red streetcar slipped quietly back into service. F-line PCC No. 1061 — the ‘Los Angeles Pacific Electric’ car — was on the road again after being rear-ended on August 4th by Milan tram No. 1807. The Muni body shop jumped right on the job and straightened out the damage to No. 1061, which included slight underframe damage, now fully repaired.
Milan tram No. 1807, on the other hand, is not as lucky. It’s out in Muni’s Geneva Yard covered by a tarp with significant front end damage, and it will be a while before the shop forces can get to working on it, given current staffing levels.
As for the operator of No. 1087, we don’t have any new information concerning any possible disciplinary action against her. What we do know, however, is that — according to newspaper reports — Muni COO Ken McDonald saw her driving too close to another streetcar at Van Ness & Market just an hour before the accident, and called Central Control about it.