A PCC car approaches Capen Street. Time may be running out on them as long range plans call for new trolleys and upgrades.
A timeless scene still seen today, a PCC crosses Capen Street in this peaceful part of Milton. Trolleys stop for a stop sign clang bells making sure the road is clear then move on.
Under the skillfull hand of Operator Rasberry the inbound trolley clanging it's bell starts across Central Ave in Milton.
A quirky bit of the T is the High speed trolley line from Ashmont to Mattapan with 70 year old PCC cars. Intended as a "trolley freeway" now lives on as a link to Ashmont from Mattapan.
The Riu hotel in SF was incredibly convenient for catching the trolley, but I'm sure it doesn't compare to The Wharf Inn and its free parking. Here one of MUNI's restored PCC's rolls past on a dam... (more)
I wasn't prepared for the trolley situation in San Francisco. I was there for work and surprised that there were vintage PCCs running right outside my hotel. Here's one of them.
A Kenosha Electric Railway PCC car, still in its original Toronto paint scheme, approaches the METRA station stop on the railway's 1.7 mile loop around the Kenosha harbor area.
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
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.