Book, Lucky 130 by M.K. Silver

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Lucky 130 by Mae K. SilverĀ documents the many lives of San Francisco Municipal Railway’s Streetcar #130, one of the oldest and best preserved streetcars in the historic fleet. Built in 1914 for service to and from the Panama-Pacific International Exhibition (PPIE Fair) in 1915, the car transported millions of passengers till the end of 1956. Carbarn Foreman Charlie Smallwood was the persuasive voice that convinced management to convert #130 to tow-car #0131 for towing disabled streetcars and continued in that service until 1982. Muni maintainers began restoration of Lucky 130 to passenger status in 1984, in time for the second Summer Trolley Festival.

In this keepsake booklet, author Mae Silver gives a brief overview of the country’s state of preservation, transportation and politics in her introduction and follows with Smallwood’s successful effort to save Lucky 130. We’re glad he did! Softbound with black & white photos, 48 pages, M.K. Silver pub.1999.

 

 

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Lucky 130 by Mae K. SilverĀ documents the many lives of San Francisco Municipal Railway’s Streetcar #130, one of the oldest and best preserved streetcars in the historic fleet. Built in 1914 for service to and from the Panama-Pacific International Exhibition (PPIE Fair) in 1915, the car transported millions of passengers till the end of 1956. Carbarn Foreman Charlie Smallwood was the persuasive voice that convinced management to convert #130 to tow-car #0131 for towing disabled streetcars and continued in that service until 1982. Muni maintainers began restoration of Lucky 130 to passenger status in 1984, in time for the second Summer Trolley Festival.

In this keepsake booklet, author Mae Silver gives a brief overview of the country’s state of preservation, transportation and politics in her introduction and follows with Smallwood’s successful effort to save Lucky 130. We’re glad he did! Softbound with black & white photos, 48 pages, M.K. Silver pub.1999.

 

 

 

 

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Weight 8 oz
Dimensions 12 × 10 × 1 in

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