San Francisco’s transit system, known as Muni, owns and operates a unique collection of vintage streetcars along the City’s main thoroughfare, Market Street, and its northeastern waterfront. Streetcars, known in other places as trolleys or trams, are different than cable cars, but both are fun to ride. Learn about the differences here.
Click here for a brief history of streetcars in San Francisco, and how this unique operation came to be, with our help. Click here to see a map with the current location of streetcars operating right now.
And click on the individual streetcars below to learn the story of each car and the city it came from or pays tribute to.
The Streetcar Fleet
Streamlined PCC Streetcars
The most successful streetcar type in American history, serving both San Francisco and 32 other cities for decades, painted in tribute liveries to most of those cities.
No. 1006 - San Francisco Municipal Railway (1950s)
No. 1007 - Philadelphia Suburban Transportation Co.
No. 1008 - Muni (Wings)
No. 1009 - Dallas, Texas
No. 1010 - San Francisco Municipal Railway (1940s)
No. 1011 - Market Street Railway Company
No. 1015 - Illinois Terminal Railroad
No. 1040 - San Francisco Municipal Railway (1950s)
No. 1050 - St. Louis Public Service Company
No. 1051 - San Francisco Municipal Railway (1960s)
No. 1052 - Los Angeles Railway
No. 1053 - Brooklyn, New York
No. 1055 - Philadelphia, PA
No. 1056 - Kansas City, Missouri-Kansas
No. 1057 - Cincinnati, Ohio
No. 1058 - Chicago, Illinois
No. 1059 - Boston Elevated Railway
No. 1060 - Philadelphia Rapid Transit Company
No. 1061 - Pacific Electric
No. 1062 - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
No. 1063 - Baltimore, Maryland
No. 1070 - Newark, New Jersey
No. 1071 - Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota
No. 1072 - Mexico City
No. 1073 - El Paso, Texas & Juarez, Mexico
No. 1074 - Toronto, Canada
No. 1075 - Cleveland, Ohio
No. 1076 - Washington, D.C.
No. 1077 - Birmingham, Alabama
No. 1078 - San Diego, California
No. 1079 - Detroit, Michigan
No. 1080 - Los Angeles Transit Lines
San Francisco Originals
Vintage streetcars built between 1896 and 1924 that have carried generations of San Franciscans around town.
No. C-1 - Muni motor flat No. C-1
No. 1 - San Francisco Municipal Railway (1912)
No. 130 - San Francisco Municipal Railway (1940s)
No. 162 - San Francisco Municipal Railway (1950s)
No. 578s - Market Street Railway Company
No. 798 - Market Street Railway Company
Wheels of the World
A diverse collection of trolleys, trams, and streetcars from many cities.
No. 106 - Moscow/Orel, Russia
No. 151 - Osaka, Japan
No. 189 - Porto, Portugal
No. 228 - 228 & 233 Blackpool, England
No. 351 - Johnstown, Pennsylvania
No. 496 - Melbourne, Australia (W2 Class)
No. 578-J - Kobe & Hiroshima, Japan
No. 737 - Zurich, Switzerland
No. 916 - Melbourne, Australia (SW6 Class)
No. 952 - New Orleans, Louisiana
No. 1811 - Milan, Italy (Original 1928 livery)
No. 1818 - Milan, Italy (1930s - 1970s)
No. 1895 - Milan, Italy (1970s - present)
No. 3557 - Hamburg, Germany