Market Street Railway

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🚋Sept.-Oct. News: Boat + Melbourne tram out for Fleet Week - https://mailchi.mp/106e6639303a/sept2019-897315
ON THIS DATE IN '48, MARKET STREET LOOKING GREAT -- October 1, 73 years ago. Market Street is midway through a makeover. Looking east from Fourth/Stockton/Ellis, we see that the two outside streetcar tracks are out of service (and will soon be removed). White motor coaches have replaced streetcars on numerous lines, including Haight and McAllister, but the roll signs on the brand new buses don't have the route numbers painted in for those lines yet (presume they were thinking of changing the route numbers, but ended up leaving them the same as the streetcars used). And in the middle of it all, spanking new PCC 1006, fresh from the St. Louis Car Company factory, but already wearing an ad on the end (for John Wayne's movie Red River). This was Muni's first true PCC streamliner, signed for the L-Taraval. And guess what, Car 1006, completely restored, is still part of Muni's streetcar fleet today, thanks in part to the continuing advocacy and support of our nonprofit! (We need your support...go to streetcar.org and click in the upper right hand corner.)
Sept. 28, 1904 and now, Frederick St. & Masonic Ave. On this date 117 years ago, United Railroads was laying track for what became the 6-line streetcar. Converted to trolley buses in 1949, the 6 ran downtown on Haight and Market for more than a century until service was suspended last year by Covid. It’s one of several lines Muni is deciding whether to ever bring back. 1904 photo from SFMTA Archive; 1918 Google Street view. Note every building in the 1904 shot is still there today. #sfmtaphoto #haightashbury #sfmta_muni
🚋August News: Ride cable cars while they're FREE! - https://mailchi.mp/76f832d4864c/sept2019-891203

A member supported non-profit advocacy group keeping San Francisco's historic streetcars and cable cars on track. Donate or join at www.streetcar.org.

Market Street Railway is the nonprofit preservation partner of the San Francisco Municipal Railway (Muni), the city agency that owns and operates San Francisco’s transit system, including its historic streetcars and cable cars. While we support Muni’s historic transit activities, we are not part of Muni and we receive no government money whatsoever, but depend on donations and memberships from tho

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Maya Angelou, streetcar conductor: the full story 11/17/2021

Maya Angelou, streetcar conductor: the full story

Maya Angelou, streetcar conductor: the full story Before she was a famous author and poet, Maya Angelou was a streetcar conductor in San Francisco when she was just 15 years old - breaking down barriers to do so. This story looks closely at her achievement.

THIS is why we brought the Boat Trams to San Francisco 10/11/2021

THIS is why we brought the Boat Trams to San Francisco

THIS is why we brought the Boat Trams to San Francisco Giddy riders. Laughing kids. Happy crew members. Public transit that takes people where they want to go with flair and fun. THIS is why Market Street Railway worked hard to bring two Blackpool, England open-top “Boat Trams” to San Francisco and gift them to the City’s transit agency, Muni, 30 ...

Come take a cruise (or say G'Day) 10/07/2021

Come take a cruise (or say G'Day)

Come take a cruise (or say G'Day) The Blackpool Boat Tram and the Melbourne tram both cruised The Embarcadero to the delight of riders and onlookers on their initial day of Fleet Week service, Thursday, October 8. They’ll be out every day through Monday, October 11, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. between our San Francisco Railway Museum (acr...

🚋Sept.-Oct. News: Boat + Melbourne tram out for Fleet Week 10/07/2021

🚋Sept.-Oct. News: Boat + Melbourne tram out for Fleet Week

🚋Sept.-Oct. News: Boat + Melbourne tram out for Fleet Week - https://mailchi.mp/106e6639303a/sept2019-897315

🚋Sept.-Oct. News: Boat + Melbourne tram out for Fleet Week

10/01/2021

ON THIS DATE IN '48, MARKET STREET LOOKING GREAT -- October 1, 73 years ago. Market Street is midway through a makeover. Looking east from Fourth/Stockton/Ellis, we see that the two outside streetcar tracks are out of service (and will soon be removed). White motor coaches have replaced streetcars on numerous lines, including Haight and McAllister, but the roll signs on the brand new buses don't have the route numbers painted in for those lines yet (presume they were thinking of changing the route numbers, but ended up leaving them the same as the streetcars used). And in the middle of it all, spanking new PCC 1006, fresh from the St. Louis Car Company factory, but already wearing an ad on the end (for John Wayne's movie Red River). This was Muni's first true PCC streamliner, signed for the L-Taraval. And guess what, Car 1006, completely restored, is still part of Muni's streetcar fleet today, thanks in part to the continuing advocacy and support of our nonprofit! (We need your support...go to streetcar.org and click in the upper right hand corner.)

ON THIS DATE IN '48, MARKET STREET LOOKING GREAT -- October 1, 73 years ago. Market Street is midway through a makeover. Looking east from Fourth/Stockton/Ellis, we see that the two outside streetcar tracks are out of service (and will soon be removed). White motor coaches have replaced streetcars on numerous lines, including Haight and McAllister, but the roll signs on the brand new buses don't have the route numbers painted in for those lines yet (presume they were thinking of changing the route numbers, but ended up leaving them the same as the streetcars used). And in the middle of it all, spanking new PCC 1006, fresh from the St. Louis Car Company factory, but already wearing an ad on the end (for John Wayne's movie Red River). This was Muni's first true PCC streamliner, signed for the L-Taraval. And guess what, Car 1006, completely restored, is still part of Muni's streetcar fleet today, thanks in part to the continuing advocacy and support of our nonprofit! (We need your support...go to streetcar.org and click in the upper right hand corner.)

Boat tram on the waterfront for Fleet Week 09/29/2021

Boat tram on the waterfront for Fleet Week

Boat tram on the waterfront for Fleet Week Muni’s most popular streetcar, 1934 Blackpool, England Boat Tram 228, will be delighting passengers on The Embarcadero between Fisherman’s Wharf and our San Francisco Railway Museum (across from the Ferry Building) from October 7 to October 11, the key dates of Fleet Week 2021. Final operating h...

Photos from Market Street Railway's post 09/28/2021

Sept. 28, 1904 and now, Frederick St. & Masonic Ave. On this date 117 years ago, United Railroads was laying track for what became the 6-line streetcar. Converted to trolley buses in 1949, the 6 ran downtown on Haight and Market for more than a century until service was suspended last year by Covid. It’s one of several lines Muni is deciding whether to ever bring back. 1904 photo from SFMTA Archive; 1918 Google Street view. Note every building in the 1904 shot is still there today. #sfmtaphoto #haightashbury #sfmta_muni

2022 calendar is here! 09/19/2021

2022 calendar is here!

2022 calendar is here! The 2022 San Francisco cable car and vintage streetcar calendar is now on sale.

Labor of Love 09/06/2021

Labor of Love

Labor of Love Three vintage San Francisco streetcar operators personify the phrase "labor of love".

🚋August News: Ride cable cars while they're FREE! 08/25/2021

🚋August News: Ride cable cars while they're FREE!

🚋August News: Ride cable cars while they're FREE! - https://mailchi.mp/76f832d4864c/sept2019-891203

🚋August News: Ride cable cars while they're FREE!

Patriarch Streetcar Turns 125 08/09/2021

Patriarch Streetcar Turns 125

Patriarch Streetcar Turns 125 The oldest passenger streetcar in North America still operated by a transit agency turns 125!

Cable cars back on 148th birthday, Aug. 2! 08/01/2021

Cable cars back on 148th birthday, Aug. 2!

Cable cars back on 148th birthday, Aug. 2! The famed cable cars return to carrying passengers on August 2, with a ceremony led by San Francisco Mayor London Breed.

"Better Market Street" keeps shrinking; less disruption likely for F-line 07/14/2021

"Better Market Street" keeps shrinking; less disruption likely for F-line

"Better Market Street" keeps shrinking; less disruption likely for F-line Threats to long-term F-line shutdown have lessened, as proposals for extensive construction on Market Street are being cut back.

🚋June-July News: Aug. 2 cable car return?; longer F-line hours. 06/28/2021

🚋June-July News: Aug. 2 cable car return?; longer F-line hours.

🚋June-July News: Aug. 2 cable car return?; longer F-line hours. - https://mailchi.mp/875985f19fe9/sept2019-885799

🚋June-July News: Aug. 2 cable car return?; longer F-line hours.

Longer F-line hours start June 26, from 7 a.m.-10p.m. 06/22/2021

Longer F-line hours start June 26, from 7 a.m.-10p.m.

Longer F-line hours start June 26, from 7 a.m.-10p.m. F-line streetcars will operate almost twice as long every day starting June 26, from 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Celebrating F-line enablers this Pride Month | Market Street Railway 06/14/2021

Celebrating F-line enablers this Pride Month | Market Street Railway

Celebrating F-line enablers this Pride Month | Market Street Railway Out gay men played central roles in bringing vintage streetcar service to San Francisco in the 1980s.

Photos from San Francisco Railway Museum's post 06/08/2021

Photos from San Francisco Railway Museum's post

Boat Tram, Dinky both 'fan favorites' | Market Street Railway 06/07/2021

Boat Tram, Dinky both 'fan favorites' | Market Street Railway

Boat Tram, Dinky both 'fan favorites' | Market Street Railway Our dual vintage streetcar popularity contests have yielded two ‘winners’, though in fact every one of the 32 streetcars in the polls put together by our board member, Chris Arvin, drew love from fans of historic transit from around the world. The same “brackets” of 32 streetcars were set up...

Boat or Dinky: which will win? | Market Street Railway 06/03/2021

Boat or Dinky: which will win? | Market Street Railway

Boat or Dinky: which will win? | Market Street Railway So we’ve been running a fun little contest on our Twitter account and our Facebook group. It’s an idea from our board member Chris Arvin to let people pick their “fan favorite streetcar” – however each person wants to define “favorite”. It was set up as an NCAA-style bracket, where you...

Photos from San Francisco Railway Museum's post 06/01/2021

Photos from San Francisco Railway Museum's post

Market Street Railway updated their information in their About section. 06/01/2021

Market Street Railway updated their information in their About section.

Market Street Railway updated their information in their About section.

Sorrow and outrage | Market Street Railway 05/27/2021

Sorrow and outrage | Market Street Railway

Sorrow and outrage | Market Street Railway Transit workers are our nation’s frontline warriors for urban mobility. And their workplace can be dangerous, with maintenance workers handling heavy machinery and large moving vehicles and operators facing traffic and, increasingly, unhinged and sometimes violent passengers. But what happened in ...

Welcome back, F-line! | Market Street Railway 05/16/2021

Welcome back, F-line! | Market Street Railway

Welcome back, F-line! | Market Street Railway The popular F-line historic streetcars are back in San Francisco after being sidelined for more than a year by Covid-19.

🚋May News: F-line restarts Saturday, May 15; Mayor leads ceremony; and more. 05/12/2021

🚋May News: F-line restarts Saturday, May 15; Mayor leads ceremony; and more.

🚋May News: F-line restarts Saturday, May 15; Mayor leads ceremony; and more. - https://mailchi.mp/2def81f0e045/sept2019-880359

🚋May News: F-line restarts Saturday, May 15; Mayor leads ceremony; and more.

Streetcars bring smiles to the streets | Market Street Railway 05/07/2021

Streetcars bring smiles to the streets | Market Street Railway

Streetcars bring smiles to the streets | Market Street Railway Smiles are breaking out along the city’s waterfront and along Market Street, as Muni’s vintage streetcars are out in force for the first time in more than a year. The F-line is running a full test schedule, including pull-outs and pull-ins along the J-Church line, in advance of the official reop...

Vote for your favorite streetcar! | Market Street Railway 05/03/2021

Vote for your favorite streetcar! | Market Street Railway

Vote for your favorite streetcar! | Market Street Railway People all around the world love San Francisco’s vintage streetcars…and now you can vote for your favorite no matter where you are. Our board member Chris Arvin has put together brackets on Facebook and Twitter to make it easy and fun. It’s part of our continuing celebration to welcome back F-...

🚋April News: F-line restart details; vote for your favorite streetcar; and more. 04/28/2021

🚋April News: F-line restart details; vote for your favorite streetcar; and more.

🚋April News: F-line restart details; vote for your favorite streetcar; and more. - https://mailchi.mp/a05a34afbc39/sept2019-876959

🚋April News: F-line restart details; vote for your favorite streetcar; and more.

Photos from San Francisco Railway Museum's post 04/23/2021

Photos from San Francisco Railway Museum's post

Take a 1906 "Trip Down Market Street" with experts | Market Street Railway 04/17/2021

Take a 1906 "Trip Down Market Street" with experts | Market Street Railway

Take a 1906 "Trip Down Market Street" with experts | Market Street Railway April 18, 1906, a date forever seared into San Francisco history. The cataclysmic earthquake and fire divided eras and impressed unforgettable memories on all who experienced it. All who experienced that horror firsthand are gone now. But by unbelievable good fortune, a compelling vision of the old....

Play Ball...the Muni way! | Market Street Railway 04/09/2021

Play Ball...the Muni way! | Market Street Railway

Play Ball...the Muni way! | Market Street Railway Muni once had both its own band and its own baseball team. Here's proof.

Renting the street | Market Street Railway 04/03/2021

Renting the street | Market Street Railway

Renting the street | Market Street Railway One hundred years ago—April 1, 1921 (no fooling!)—an old name appeared anew on the San Francisco scene: Market Street Railway Company.

Photos from San Francisco Railway Museum's post 04/02/2021

Photos from San Francisco Railway Museum's post

Renting the street | Market Street Railway 04/01/2021

Renting the street | Market Street Railway

On April 1, 1921, our namesake transit company came into its existence. Here's the history that led up to that day.

Renting the street | Market Street Railway One hundred years ago—April 1, 1921 (no fooling!)—an old name appeared anew on the San Francisco scene: Market Street Railway Company.

Renting the street | Market Street Railway 04/01/2021

Renting the street | Market Street Railway

On April 1, 1921, our namesake transit company came into its existence. Here's the history that led up to that day.

Renting the street | Market Street Railway One hundred years ago—April 1, 1921 (no fooling!)—an old name appeared anew on the San Francisco scene: Market Street Railway Company.

🚋March News: F-line restart sent for May 15 03/28/2021

🚋March News: F-line restart sent for May 15

🚋March News: F-line restart sent for May 15 - https://mailchi.mp/419c5ee4dd76/sept2019-872807

🚋March News: F-line restart sent for May 15 Excerpted from a chapter in the forthcoming book by Emiliano Echeverria and Michael Dolgushkin, chronicling the complete history of San Francisco’s dominant transit operator for the first two decades of the 20th century. -- Read the full post February 27, 2021

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