Vintage rail summer starts now!
Market Street Railway Blog
by Rick Laubscher
3w ago
This summer, Market Street Railway is joining with SFMTA/Muni to provide extra vintage rail service in The City, five days a week. It’s part of a wide-ranging effort by City agencies, business groups, and nonprofits like ours to remind San Franciscans of unique aspects of The City and attract more visitors from both near and far. Read More...... The post Vintage rail summer starts now! appeared first on Market Street Railway ..read more
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Muni Heritage Weekend Sept. 21-22
Market Street Railway Blog
by Rick Laubscher
2M ago
It's official. The popular Muni Heritage Weekend is ON for Saturday and Sunday, September 21-22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The traction (and bus) action will again center around our San Francisco Railway Museum, across from the Ferry Building on Steuart Street. Read More...... The post Muni Heritage Weekend Sept. 21-22 appeared first on Market Street Railway ..read more
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Buses on F-line thru April 6
Market Street Railway Blog
by Rick Laubscher
3M ago
As part of the increasingly ironically-named Better Market Street project, F-line streetcars are being replaced by buses along the entire route, from Castro to Fisherman's Wharf, through April 6. The reason given by the project team: "PG&E will be relocating a utility vault on Market Street just east of the 6th Street intersection to support future phases of Better Market Street." Read More...... The post Buses on F-line thru April 6 appeared first on Market Street Railway ..read more
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Tony Bennett’s ‘Halfway to the Stars’ Cable Car!
Market Street Railway Blog
by Rick Laubscher
4M ago
San Francisco has awarded just about its highest civic honor to a beloved honorary son, the late Tony Bennett. As morning fog chilled the air on Valentine's Day, Mayor London Breed was joined high on a hill - Nob Hill - by Bennett's wife Susan Benedetto, SFMTA/Muni leaders and workers, VIPs, and friends of the cable cars - to dedicate California Street Cable Car 53 to the singer who drew untold millions of visitors to the City and its cable cars with his rendition of "I Left My Heart in San Francisco". Read More...... The post Tony Bennett’s ‘Halfway to the Stars’ Cable Car! appeared first on ..read more
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Don’t miss Muni’s great photo show
Market Street Railway Blog
by Rick Laubscher
5M ago
Here's a great chance to see memorable historic photos of San Francisco transit. And, if you come on January 27, bask in the perfection of a fully restored vintage Muni bus and hear from photography and history experts.   Read More...... The post Don’t miss Muni’s great photo show appeared first on Market Street Railway ..read more
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California Street cable car line reverts to $8 fare
Market Street Railway Blog
by Rick Laubscher
6M ago
As planned, the special six-month 150th anniversary fare on the California Street cable car line has expired, and the fare has gone back to $8 one-way, the same as the Powell Street cable cars. Read More...... The post California Street cable car line reverts to $8 fare appeared first on Market Street Railway ..read more
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“Ring out” 150 Years of Cable Cars with special rides this weekend
Market Street Railway Blog
by Rick Laubscher
6M ago
We at Market Street Railway have been proud to join SFMTA/Muni in leading the year-long civic celebration of the cable cars' 150th anniversary. Read More...... The post “Ring out” 150 Years of Cable Cars with special rides this weekend appeared first on Market Street Railway ..read more
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Santa Claus Was Coming to Town
Market Street Railway Blog
by Rick Laubscher
6M ago
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The angel’s in the details
Market Street Railway Blog
by Rick Laubscher
6M ago
Flipping that old saying to promote “120 years: SFMTA Photo Archive 1903-2023” now showing at the Harvey Milk photography center, 50 Scott Street, adjacent to Duboce Park. (N stops right there at East Portal of the Duboce Tunnel, the 22 and 24 are nearby.) SFMTA's blog post for the exhibition has details we won't repeat here. Read More...... The post The angel’s in the details appeared first on Market Street Railway ..read more
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Help us bring the original “Love Boat” back to San Francisco
Market Street Railway Blog
by Rick Laubscher
7M ago
They say you never forget your first. Absolutely true for the open-top streetcar from England that turned heads on Market Street 40 years ago during the first Historic Trolley Festival that paved the way for the permanent F-line. People took one look, then a double take, and noted the smiles of the riders. It was quickly dubbed the "Love Boat". Read More...... The post Help us bring the original “Love Boat” back to San Francisco appeared first on Market Street Railway ..read more
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