The long-awaited shed at Geneva Division is covering its first streetcars tonight. Vulnerable canvas-roofed streetcars including 1914 Muni No. 130 and 1926 Johnstown, PA No. 351 (left) were joined by venerable 1916 work car No. C-1 in taking shelter under the new canopy structure, after the 600 volt overhead wires were activated today. Regular F-line revenue streetcars, including PCCs, Milan trams, and older vintage cars, are pulling into the shed tonight.
Market Street Railway is working with Muni to schedule a formal dedication of the facility, which our organization has advocated for more than a dozen years, helping Muni arrange funding from the San Francisco Municipal Railway Improvement Corporation (SFMRIC), among other sources.
What a warm sight on a rainy night! Congratulations to all at Muni who have supported this effort.
This is an exciting milestone indeed!
Sure miss seeing #130 out and running about though. What kind of repairs is it currently receiving? Hope it’ll be back in service soon…
In a word, Hallelujah! Now Muni 1 will have a proper home when she comes back from her makeover.
Great news!! Glad to see it and the cars in it!! Have to say: “It’s about time!!” Thanks to everyone who got it done!!
It’s beginning to look like a professional operation.
I say Muni and/or Market Street Railway dedicate the new car shed to Jack Smith, a true champion of transit preservation.
After reading the blog link in Mr. Garnes’ comment. I have to agree with him: Dedicate this new building to Mr. Jack Smith!!
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