The dates for the 2018 Muni Heritage Weekend have been finalized: Saturday-Sunday, September 8-9. The three vintage streetcars in this great shot by Wayne Worden from a past Heritage Weekend should be running again: 1896 Market Street Railway single-truck “dinky” 578, 1929 Melbourne 496, and 1934 Blackpool, England boat tram 228, along with Muni’s venerable Car 1 and others, all subject to operational readiness at the time, of course.
We also expect a couple of new operating vehicles, a bus and a streetcar, if current renovation schedules hold. We’ll announce those as we get closer.
Our Operator’s Circle members (those who contribute $250 or more to MSR annually) can expect an invitation to our special reception at our San Francisco Railway Museum on Friday evening, September 7, followed by a private streetcar charter to a fun destination. (You can still join Market Street Railway at that $250 or higher level to get that great benefit on September 7, or upgrade your current membership by adding on a donation to bring your total contribution to the $250 level). We’ll again have special events and a memorabilia sale at the museum, too.
Much more information coming, but those coming from a distance can now safely make their reservations for this weekend.