Colors, Forms of the F-line

San Francisco’s vintage streetcars, particularly the streamlined PCCs that provide most of the service on the E and F lines, keep attracting the eye of artists. We particularly like George Clapper, who we learned about the other day when we got a “pingback” request from another website, informing us that they had linked to our site.

When we clicked on the link, our eyes were dazzled by a panoply of colors and shapes, photos by Mr. Clapper that show close-up details of the streetcars.  We just had to share it. So take a look!

For the fans, that’s the headlight of Car 1070, painted in the livery that it wore for decades in Newark, New Jersey, earlier in its life. See how many other cars you can identify from the slivers of their bodies on the site.

Tributes like Mr. Clapper’s are a reminder that our streetcars are more than just transit. They have become an iconic part of our city that catch some very sharp eyes!