Trolley Excursion, June 16, 2018



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Saturday, June 16, 1:30 p.m. – Muni Streetcar No. 1 on the J-Church line

MSR Members get 25% discount on excursions; use code: 2018trolleytour (discount applies to 2 tickets maximum; Members only please.)

*If you have trouble purchasing your tickets, please call the museum number during business hours: 415-974-1948 (Tu-Su 10 am-5 pm). We will assist you with your purchase.

Ride the J-Church just like they did 100 years ago, in a vintage Muni streetcar 

Note: Muni is suspending streetcar charters for seven months after this date due to track construction (except for Heritage Weekend arrangements already made by us), so this will be our last charter open to all members and the public in 2018.

Muni opened the J-Church line in 1917, buying 125 additional streetcars in 1914 in anticipation of this and several other new lines. We’re offering an excursion on Muni’s very first streetcar, Car 1, with Melbourne 496 as the backup if for any reason Car 1 cannot operate.  

The photo at top shows Car 1 on a 1940 charter in Dolores Park on the J-line. Today, the car is beautifully restored to its 1912 appearance and offers a true trip back in time.

We’ll leave our San Francisco Railway Museum on Saturday, June 16, at 1:30 p.m. sharp, heading out Market Street and then jogging over 17th Street to reach Church Street. Then we’ll wind through Dolores Park and the scenic backyard right-of-way that leads to Noe Valley. We’ll continue along 30th Street and San Jose Avenue for a run through the Bernal Cut right-of-way all the way to Balboa Park. We’ll return the same way a two-hour round trip.

Seating is limited to 48 passengers (the seating capacity of the cars), and we expect it to sell out quickly. For this excursion, the fee is $50 for members of the public, but Market Street Railway members receive a 25% discount (via the coupon code below at check-out). All proceeds go to support Market Street Railway in its work to keep San Francisco’s transit history alive.

  • MSR members, please use coupon code “2018trolleytour” at checkout for your discount. This is only for Market Street Railway members and, if they like, one guest. Please don’t use this code if you are not a member; it’s a member benefit, and we will check.
  • Please bring receipt with you at time of tour. Souvenir tickets will be provided.
  • Please arrive at least 15 minutes before departure time.