Market Street Railway will be operating a booth at the Castro Street Fair this Sunday, October 5, from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm, and we’re happy to announce that we will be showing off one of the seldom-seen members of Muni’s historic streetcar fleet: Market Street Railway Co. streetcar No. 578.
Built in 1895, this single-truck ‘Dinky’ is — to our knowledge — the world’s oldest trolley in active municipal service (so old, it looks like a cable car!). So, come on down and have a look, learn all about the streetcar, climb onboard and ring the bell, and hang out with some of the folks from Market Street Railway.
Our booth will be at the F-Market & Wharves line terminal at Market, Castro & 17th Streets. We’ll be selling unique F-line and cable car related merchandise, and we’ll have information about MSR, our projects and volunteer opportunities.
Speaking of volunteer opportunities, we still need a little more help to staff the booth and guide people around No. 578, so if you’re interested in volunteering for this event, please email our volunteer coordinator, Nick Figone, as soon as possible.