The Straggler May Finally Head Our Way
PCC No. 1011, painted in the livery of our namesake, Muni’s erstwhile competitor Market Street Railway Company (which wanted, but could never afford PCCs), sits outside the Brookville Equipment Company shops in Pennsylvania. Copyright Peter Ehrlich.
Still Time to Join the Dallas PCC Charter Aug. 4
Interior of PCC No. 1009, vandalized and burned by homeless, leaving San Francisco for restoration, 2010.
Plain Jane on the Way to a Makeover
Photo of the Moment: Down Under the Bridge
Copyright 2013, Jeremy Whiteman.
“Gliding Beauty” Rejoins Muni’s Streetcar Fleet
PCC No. 1009, honoring Dallas, near the San Francisco Railway Museum on the F-line, January 17, 2013. Brian Leadingham photo.
Here’s to an Historic 2013!
Muni’s first streetcar, No. 1, poses at 11th and Market streets December 28, 2012. Moments earlier, it passed Market and Geary almost exactly 100 years to the minute from its first ever trip from that same location, out Geary with Mayor “Sunny Jim” Rolph at the controls to inaugurate America’s first major publicly owned transit system. Here, it’s flanked by Muni’s oldest operable trolley coach, 1950 No. 776, and its oldest operating motor coach, 1938 No. 042. All carried passengers for free rides that day. Rick Laubscher photo.
“Debut” of Muni’s Oldest Bus for Centennial Day
1938 White motor coach No. 042 on display outside the San Francisco Railway Museum November 11, 2012. Brian Leadingham photo. Click to enlarge.
A Trip to the Boneyard!
1954 Hamburg, Germany tram No. 3557 (right) and two ex-Muni PCC streetcars are among the historic vehicles awaiting restoration at Muni’s "boneyard," as the streetcar storage facility is informally known. Todd Lappin photo.
Celebrating Civic Activism – With a Cable Car
Powell cable car No. 26 reenters service in its 1947 livery, November 14, 2012. On the running board, from right to left: SFMTA Chair Tom Nolan, Vice Chair Cheryl Brinkman, Director of Transportation Ed Reiskin, MSR President Rick Laubscher, MSR board member Bruce Agid. Frank Zepeda photo.
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