Three Trolley Tours in August. Sign Up Now!

The two streetcars scheduled to be used on August Trolley Tours: PCC No. 1050 (left) and venerable Muni Car No. 1.  Peter Ehrlich photo.

The two streetcars scheduled to be used on August Trolley Tours: PCC No. 1050 (left) and venerable Muni Car No. 1. Peter Ehrlich photo.

August will be the busiest month Market Street Railway has ever had for our private Trolley Tours on Muni’s vintage streetcars. Three very different excursions, but equally interesting events.

Let’s cut to the chase: click this link and sign up for one or more of them now!

The first excursion is Saturday, August 1. It features venerable Muni Car No. 1, built in 1912, and goes from our San Francisco Railway Museum all the way to the San Francisco Zoo and back via the F, J, K, and L lines. This just so happens to be the very first day of E-Embarcadero line service (the charter was scheduled before the E-line date was set), but hey, as they say in Silicon Valley, that’s not a fault, it’s a feature.  Now you can do both with one trip. (Have to issue a caveat on this one: that’s also a day that BART Transbay Service is down — again, happened after we scheduled the charter — so  keep that in mind if you’re coming from the East Bay.  Or, try one of the others!)

The second is Saturday, August 22 at 12 Noon, again from our museum, and co-sponsored with the Exploratorium, one of the world’s great interactive science facilities. You’ll ride the new E-line and then switch onto the T-line for a trip through the fast-developing Mission Bay and Dogpatch neighborhoods, plus the rare opportunity to ride through Muni’s Metro East rail storage and maintenance facility.  When you return, you’ll get admission to the Exploratorium included.  It all happens on one of Muni’s streamlined PCC streetcars. This is a great deal for families with kids (of any age).

The next day, Sunday, August 23, is an excursion distinctly not for kids — in fact, it’s 21 and over only.  It’s our second “Night Train” event, leaving our museum at 7:00 p.m. aboard Car 1. There’ll be libations and live music; good times with good people.

Market Street Railway Members get 25% on up to two tickets for each tour.  You can even join when you sign up and get the discount applied. Instructions are all on our Trolley Tours page.

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