E-Embarcadero “On the Waterfront” this Sunday

STELLLLLAHHH!  Marlon Brando made his name in “A Streetcar Named Desire” and cemented it in “On the Waterfront.”  The two come together on Sunday, April 26 (not Brando, he’s still dead) when the Streetcar Named Desire (New Orleans No. 952) operates on the waterfront as part of this year’s first “Sunday Streets,” the wildly successful program inaugurated last year by Mayor Newsom.

The service is a demonstration of the future E-Embarcadero line, which will share part of its route with the F-Market & Wharves from Fisherman’s Wharf along the Embarcadero, but where the F-line turns onto Market towards the Castro, the E-line will continue down the Embarcadero to the Ballpark and Caltrain.

DSC_1989.JPGAs a big bonus, “Desire” will be joined by the streetcar most desired by locals, 1914 Muni car No. 162 (pictured at last year’s event), still in pristine condition after being stored under cover this past year following its successful restoration. The two cars will operate E-line service from the Caltrain north along The Embarcadero from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  To carry as many people as possible, the cars will turn back at Pier 39 (but the permanent E-line will operate all the way to the Wharf terminal).

Come join the fun and make it a big success once again.

Comments: 2

  1. Excellent, looking forward to more streetcar photography. Great to hear that No. 162 will be joining the festivities.

  2. GREAT!! FANTASTIC!! Wish I could be there to ride 162. I grew up, on Chestnut Street, in the Marina, riding similar Iron Monster cars on the original F line in the late 40s, and early 50s, until they removed the tracks and replaced it with the #30 trolley bus. I remember when the fare was five cents and the conductors didn’t like it, a lot, when you put five pennies in the fare box. Those were the “Good Old Days.” Riding 162 would bring a lot of those memories back. I’d really enjoy that!!

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