It's early in the evening and excitement is in the air in downtown San Francisco. MUNI Cable Car 24, having just descended the steep grade off Nob Hill, prepares to make a quick flag stop in front... (more)
It's a balmy, unseasonably warm evening in beautiful downtown San Francisco, California. MUNI Cable Car 10 has just descended the steep Powell & Mason line and is preparing to stop at the end of i... (more)
Requiring great strength, the Cable Car's Gripman swings the big levers to carefully grip the underground power supply to move the little streetcar into the Embarcadero Station.
One of several San Francisco Muni streetcars which came from Milan, Italy, the Peter Witt #1815 looks perfectly at home among the ornate edifices along Market Street.
The urban right-of-way
The "Cream Cheese Car," nick-named for its Philadelphia Rapid Transit Co. paint job resembling the Philadelphia Cream Cheese colors, heads south along the Embarcadero approaching the Ferry Buildin... (more)
Another acquisition from Milan, Italy, car 1928-built streetcar number 1811 runs past the Ferry Building and the eastern edge of downtown San Francisco on a clear morning.
The rising sun is momentarily obscured by a cloud, bathing the Bay Bridge, Ferry Building, and all of San Francisco's wharf area in a soft golden light. Car 1075 was built for service in Minneapol... (more)
Waiting for the light along the Embarcadero
Climbing toward Nob Hill on the California Street line, with Chinatown, the Financial District, and the Bay Bridge in the background.
Downtown San Francisco comes awake with people on their way to work as the cable cars begin to run more frequently. Here one is approaching the eastern end of the line on the left, while in the di... (more)
At the south end of the classic F line along the Embarcadero, one of the many SF MUNI PCC cars takes a break.
A 1948 product of the St. Louis Car Co., number 1015 (in Illinois Terminal livery) now plies the rails along the Embarcadero and Market Street carrying residents and tourists around San Francisco.
Seen here heading westbound past the Pier 39 area of the Fisherman's Wharf, PCC car 1059 continues to soldier on past its 60th birthday, wearing the paint of the Boston Elevated Railway Co.