Vintage car No. 162 near AT&T Park, returning to the barn on June 1, 2008 after being displayed at the APTA Rail Conference. Robert Parks photo.
Muni’s ‘newest’ vintage streetcar, No. 162 (built for Muni in 1914, retired in 1958, reacquired with Market Street Railway member donations in 2003, restored by our volunteers and Muni) will be on the tracks Sunday, September 14th as part of the special E-Embarcadero demonstration service from Caltrain to Pier 39.
The special service will run from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm in support of Mayor Newsom’s Sunday Streets event, where the northbound Embarcadero and other streets will be closed for a variety of activities, and also to support the South Beach-Rincon Hill-Mission Bay Neighborhood Fair from 12 Noon – 4:00 pm on the shoreline south of Pier 40.
Joining No. 162 in E-line service will be 1924-vintage New Orleans ‘Streetcar Named Desire’ No. 952 and 1948-vintage PCC No. 1010 (painted in 1940s Muni blue and gold), with 1948 PCC No. 1007 (painted in tribute to Philadelphia Suburban) as a backup.
Rides will be free.