PCC No. 1006 where The Embarcadero becomes King Street, training operators for E-line America’s Cup service.
The E-line service on July 4 drew big crowds, like this one at the Caltrain Depot. Bruce Agid photo.
Looks like the E-Embarcadero streetcar line had a real coming out party this past weekend.
It looks like the first of the four restored double-end PCC streetcars needed to start up E-line service is finally on its way to San Francisco, albeit 16 months later than the restoration contract specified. Sources tell us that PCC 1008, pictured below at the Brookville Equipment facility in Pennsylvania, is due to arrive at Muni on Friday, putting it somewhere along Interstate 80 at the moment.
Muni does continue to train streetcar crews, albeit for ongoing operations rather than specifically for America’s Cup. Here’s a recent shot of crews and trainers at the end of the L-Taraval line with 1914 Muni streetcar No. 162. Jeremy Whiteman photo, click to enlarge.
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