Perhaps the most remarkable renovation performed on any of the F-line streetcars is the one given to No. 1009. Here’s the before photo:
Interior of PCC No. 1009, vandalized and burned by homeless, leaving San Francisco for restoration, 2010.
Though the car had been badly vandalized while in storage, its capacity (one of the largest streetcars in the fleet) and its ability to operate from either end made it worth restoring. Now it’s back, painted in tribute to Dallas Terminal & Railway, which called its double-end PCCs “gliding beauties.” And now you can glide around town on a special excursion on No. 1009 Sunday, August 4, leaving our San Francisco Railway Museum at 1:30 p.m.
There’s still room on this special charter. You can sign up here. While you’re there, check out upcoming charters on the popular Blackpool boat tram and Muni’s famous Car No. 1 later this year.