What a start to Muni Heritage Weekend on Saturday (November 1, 2014). 1938 White motor coach No. 042, Muni’s oldest surviving bus, was packed with happy riders all day.The only remaining original O’Farrell, Jones & Hyde cable car drew stares and shutterbugs all along the California cable car line on every run.San Francisco’s two oldest surviving passenger streetcars, No. 578 (1896, above) and Muni’s famed No. 1 (1912, below) were the stars of the streetcar show. No. 578 in particular, caught the fancy of Chronicle reporter Jaxon Van Derbeken, who wrote a great story for Sunday’s paper.Adding greatly to the historic context of the day, Saint Ignatius Senior Johnnae D. Saunders read Maya Angelou’s story of how she, when even younger than Johnnae, persevered to become San Francisco’s first African-American female streetcar conductor in 1944.
All that, plus vintage trolley buses, more motor coaches and streetcars, even a concert by cable car bell ringing champs, all at our San Francisco Railway Museum.
The best part: it all happens again Sunday, November 2. Come out and enjoy, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.