San Francisco’s Historic Streetcars

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. 1007 - Philadelphia Suburban Transportation Co.
Built 1948 • Operational • Tribute livery
No. 1008 - Muni (Wings)
Built 1948 • Operational
No. 1009 - Dallas, Texas
Built 1948 • Operational • Tribute livery
No. 1010 - San Francisco Municipal Railway (1940s)
Built 1948 • Operational • Tribute livery
No. 1011 - Market Street Railway Company
Built 1948 • Operational • Tribute livery
No. 1015 - Illinois Terminal Railroad
Built 1948 • Operational • Tribute livery
No. 1050 - St. Louis Public Service Company
Built 1948 • Operational • Tribute livery
No. 1051 - San Francisco Municipal Railway (1960s)
Built 1948 • Operational • Tribute livery
No. 1052 - Los Angeles Railway
Built 1948 • Operational • Tribute livery
No. 1053 - Brooklyn, New York
Built 1947 • Operational • Tribute livery
No. 1055 - Philadelphia, PA
Built 1948 • Operational
No. 1056 - Kansas City, Missouri-Kansas
Built 1948 • Under Repair • Tribute livery
No. 1057 - Cincinnati, Ohio
Built 1948 • Operational • Tribute livery
No. 1058 - Chicago, Illinois
Built 1948 • Operational • Tribute livery
No. 1059 - Boston Elevated Railway
Built 1948 • Operational • Tribute livery
No. 1060 - Philadelphia Rapid Transit Company
Built 1947 • Operational
No. 1061 - Pacific Electric
Built 1948 • Operational • Tribute livery
No. 1062 - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Built 1948 • Operational • Tribute livery
No. 1063 - Baltimore, Maryland
Built 1948 • Under Repair • Tribute livery
No. 1070 - Newark, New Jersey
Built 1946 • Operational
No. 1071 - Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota
Built 1947 • Operational
No. 1072 - Mexico City
Built 1946 • Operational • Tribute livery
No. 1073 - El Paso, Texas & Juarez, Mexico
Built 1947 • Operational • Tribute livery
No. 1074 - Toronto, Canada
Built 1946 • Operational • Tribute livery
No. 1075 - Cleveland, Ohio
Built 1946 • Operational • Tribute livery
No. 1076 - Washington, D.C.
Built 1946 • Operational • Tribute livery
No. 1077 - Birmingham, Alabama
Built 1947 • Operational • Tribute livery
No. 1078 - San Diego, California
Built 1946 • Operational • Tribute livery
No. 1079 - Detroit, Michigan
Built 1946 • Operational • Tribute livery
No. 1080 - Los Angeles Transit Lines
Built 1946 • Operational • Tribute livery

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
Built 1916 • Operational
No. 1 - San Francisco Municipal Railway (1912)
Built 1912 • Operational
No. 130 - San Francisco Municipal Railway (1940s)
Built 1914 • Awaiting Restoration
No. 162 - San Francisco Municipal Railway (1950s)
Built 1914 • Under Repair
No. 578s - Market Street Railway Company
Built 1896 • Operational
No. 798 - Market Street Railway Company
Built 1924 • Awaiting Restoration

Wheels of the World

A diverse collection of trolleys, trams, and streetcars from many cities.

151 - Osaka, Japan - Market Street Railway
No. 151 - Osaka, Japan
Built 1927 • Awaiting Restoration
No. 189 - Porto, Portugal
Built 1929 • Awaiting Restoration
No. 228 - 228 & 233 Blackpool, England
Built 1934 • Operational
No. 351 - Johnstown, Pennsylvania
Built 1926 • Awaiting Restoration
No. 496 - Melbourne, Australia (W2 Class)
Built 1928 • Operational
No. 737 - Zurich, Switzerland
Built 1952 • Operational • Tribute livery
No. 916 - Melbourne, Australia (SW6 Class)
Built 1946 • Operational
No. 952 - New Orleans, Louisiana
Nos. 913 & 952 • Built 1923 • Under Repair
No. 1811 - Milan, Italy (Original 1928 livery)
Built 1928 • Operational
No. 1818 - Milan, Italy (1930s - 1970s)
Built 1928 • Operational
No. 1895 - Milan, Italy (1970s - present)
Built 1928 • Operational
No. 3557 - Hamburg, Germany
Built 1954 • Awaiting Restoration