Two Streetcars Get Dressed for the Holidays


It’s that time of year again…

With their bellies still full of Thanksgiving turkey, a merry group of Market Street Railways volunteers gathered at Muni’s Geneva Yard this weekend to decorate two vintage streetcars for the holidays. Per usual, the two cars — New Orleans No. 952 and Milan No. 1818 — were adorned with a colorful assortment of garlands, bells, tinsel, ribbons, and sparkly snowflakes.


Truth be told, it could have been a much less pleasant experience.

Year in and year out, Mother Nature has smiled upon MSR’s annual holiday decorating event by delivering warm, dry weather while the streetcars received their seasonal makeover. This year, however, it was cold and rainy.  Fortunately, the new Geneva shed was completed just a month ago, which meant that the MSR crew was able to get the job done under the building’s big roof without having to endure the elements.

The new shed is a good thing for the preservation of San Francisco’s vintage streetcar fleet, but today it also turned out to be a very good thing for the preservation of our volunteers as well.

A wonderful time was had by all. Enjoy these photos by MSR Board Member Todd Lappin:


Comments: 2

  1. These are wonderful, wonderful pictures. What a treasure this fleet is and the members of the MSR who support it like this.

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