San Francisco Municipal Railway fleet

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Woods Division with part of the Muni diesel bus fleet

With five different modes of transport from many different vendors, the San Francisco Municipal Railway, or Muni as it is commonly known, runs one of the most diverse fleets of vehicles in the United States. Roughly 1,000 buses, 200 streetcars, and 40 cable cars see active duty. Muni's forty cable cars represent one of the oldest, last remaining public transportation fleets of cable cars remaining in service around the world. Muni's fleet of diesel-electric hybrid buses is the third largest in the nation, and there are plans in place to replace the existing diesel fleet with hybrid buses. Continuing the trend, Muni's fleet of electric trolleybuses is one of the oldest and largest remaining in the United States. A summary of the current and historic vehicles follows below.

Contents

Summary

Current fleet

Length/FuelModelYear BuiltQuantity[1]Floor StylingFleet SeriesWheelchair accessImage
40 ft./Diesel BusNABI 416199945High8001-8045YesSan Francisco Muni NABI Nowhwere In Particular.jpg
Neoplan AN4402000-2003206High8101-8235; 8301-8371YesAnNeoplanOnThe19InSanFrancisco.jpg
40 ft./Diesel-electric Hybrid BusOrion Bus VII200756Semi-low8401-8456YesSan Francisco Culture Bus.jpg
30 ft./Diesel-electric Hybrid BusOrion Bus VII200730Semi-low8501-8530YesSF Muni Orion VII.jpg
60 ft./Articulated Diesel BusNeoplan AN4602002-2003124High6200-6299; 6401-6424YesSFTagalogbus.jpg
40 ft./TrolleybusETI 14TrSF2001-2003
(first two were built in 1999)
240High5401-5640YesSan Francisco Nob Hill 2.jpg
60 ft./Articulated TrolleybusNew Flyer E60HF1992-199440High7001, 7003, 7005, 7007, 7009-7013, 7015, 7017-7023, 7028, 7030-7034, 7038, 7040, 7041, 7043-7045, 7047, 7049-7059YesMuniNewFlyerArticulatedBus7053WithWiresDown.jpg
ETI 15TrSF200333High7101-7133YesSF Muni ETI 15TrSF 7108.jpg
Light-Rail VehicleBreda LRV2/LRV3[2]1997-2003151High1400-1551Yes, at certain stops.T Third Islais.jpg
Historic StreetcarPCC1946-195216[3]High1000 class (some in storage), 1100 classYes, at most F-line stops.[4]Pacific Electric 1061 in SFO 12-28-04b.JPG
Peter Witt192811[3]High1800 classYes, at most F-line stops.[4]AFreshlyPaintedMilanPeterWittTramInTwoToneGreenOnItsThirdWeekOfServiceOnTheFLine.jpg
Various1912-7[3]HighYes, at most F-line stops.[4]
Cable CarVarious1873-40HighNoSfcablecar at lombardst cropped.jpg

On order

Length/FuelModelOrder YearFleet
(Quantity Ordered)
Floor StylingNotes
40 feet in length
40 ft./Diesel-electric Hybrid BusNew Flyer Xcelsior2012-201345Semi-low

A prototype is expected to arrive in winter of 2012

Muni also tested a 40-foot double-decker bus[5] from Alexander Dennis Limited[6] but the bus is now at Las Vegas' Deuce route.[7]

Reserve Fleet

Length/FuelModelYear BuiltQuantity[1]Floor StylingFleet SeriesWheelchair accessImage
60 ft./Diesel BusNew Flyer Industries D6019916High9106, 9117, 9118, 9120-9122Yes
40 ft./Diesel BusGillig Phantom1993 (acq. by Muni 2007)45High2801-2845Yes

Historical bus fleet

ManufacturerModelClassDate of RetirementStoredWheelchair accessible?Image
New Flyer IndustriesD408801-8850, 8901-89562007Muni Metro EastYesANewFlyerBusOn12FolsomRoute.jpg
Orion Bus IndustriesI Citycruiser9001-90452007-2008Muni Metro East, Marin DivisionYesSan Francisco Muni Orion I 35 Eureka.jpg
Flyer IndustriesE8005003-53452007Potrero DivisionNoSan Francisco Muni Flyer Trolley Bus 5208.jpg
Flyer IndustriesD9024500, 4600 classes2003Muni Metro EastYesAFlyerD902CopBusInSanFranciscoParkedThere.jpg
MAN AGSG-3106001-60992002Muni Metro EastYesAMANBusAtMarinDivisionInTheMuniHistoricFleet.jpg
GMNew Look3200, 3300, 3300, 3400, 3500, 3600 classes1991Muni Metro EastNo
FlxibleNew Look4000 class1991Muni Metro EastNo
AM General4100 class1991Muni Metro EastNo
Twin Coach1977Potrero DivisionNo
Marmon-Herrington700 class1977Potrero DivisionNo
White7981970Muni Metro EastNo
MackC-490xx class1974Muni Metro EastNo

Divisions

DivisionOpen DateFeaturesNumber of VehiclesLocation
Presidio Division1912Dyno, Repair, Storage, Car Wash~200Bush and Presidio
Potrero Division1914Paint shop, Dyno, Repair, Storage, Car Wash~17017th St. & Bryant
Woods Yard Park1975Paint shop, carpentry, dyno, car wash, repair, storage, Historic fleet storage~50022nd & Indiana
Flynn Division1980sParts, car wash, repair, storage12415th St. & Harrision
Kirkland Division1950Car wash, dyno, storage, repair~50Powell & Beach
Geneva complex (Includes Curtis Green, Geneva Division, Geneva Upper yard)1901-1970sPaint shop, repair, storage, car wash, paint team, parts~200San Jose & Geneva
Metro East Light Rail complex2008Unknown80-100Cesar Chavez & Illinois
Cable Car1890sRepair, storage, Cable Car Museum50Washington & Mason
David Pharr Restoration Facility1982Storage, restoration, carpentry5Duboce and Buchanan
Marin1982StorageUnknownMarin & Indiana

Buses

Diesel buses

Muni's active diesel fleet contains coaches ranging from thirty to sixty feet in length. The standard 40 ft vehicles include Neoplan (now defunct) AN440, NABI (the American arm of Ikarus) 416, and Orion VII models. Additionally, there are a handful of Gillig Phantoms in reserve duty. At the small end of the scale, Muni has 30 30 ft Orion VIIs. At the large end of the scale, Muni's articulated diesel fleet is made up of Neoplans AN460s. The Orion VIIs (both 30 ft and 40 ft models) are unique in the Muni fleet in that they are powered by a hybrid diesel-electric system,[8] with one being a Wi-Fi enabled bus.[9]

The Orion VII do not operate on the 44 O'Shaugnessy and the 54-Felton due to vandals flipping the switches on the back of the hybrid buses.[8] In December 2007, Muni acquired a double decker diesel bus for testing purposes.[10] Its proponents claim that the double decker makes more efficient use of Muni's limited service bays, that the lack of an articulation joint will result in a lower cost of ownership, and that the shorter length will also be a boom in congested areas. Its detractors claim that dwell time is increased because there are fewer exits than on an articulated bus, and that Muni's traditionally lax security will render the top level of the bus unsafe.[6]

Historically, Muni has run standard length buses from a wide variety of manufactures. Articulated buses were sourced from MAN (retired in 2002) and New Flyer, which were retired in 2007-2009.

All of Muni's current active diesel buses meet ADA standards.

Electric trolleybuses

Potrero Garage scene showing a range of Muni trolley buses spanning from 1976 to 2003. On the left is an ETI (Skoda/AAI) 14TrSF trolleybus, which type replaced the non-accessible Flyer trolleybuses in the center. On the right is an articulated New Flyer trolleybus, one of 60 articulated ETBs built by New Flyer for Muni in 1993-94.

Electric trolleybuses (ETBs) were very popular in the United States throughout much of the 20th century. Today, San Francisco is one of five cities in the United States with an operational ETB fleet.[11] Muni's ETB fleet is one of the largest in the nation, and services many parts of the city. Initially the ETBs were met with resistance, as residents preferred the uncluttered skylines that the streetcars provided.[12] However, after the 1906 earthquake, ETBs were seen as a cheaper option than rebuilding the cable car infrastructure and eventually the resistance faded. Indeed, there are plans in the works to electrify existing diesel lines.

Muni's active ETB fleet consists of articulated coaches from New Flyer and Electric Transit, Inc. (ETI) (Skoda/AAI), as well as standard 40 ft coaches from ETI. Historically, Muni has run ETBs from Brill, the St. Louis Car Company, Twin Coach, Marmon-Herrington, and Flyer.[13]

Cable cars

Around the turn of the century, there were numerous cable car lines providing service to many sections of the city. Some of those cable cars are built by Muni themselves.[14] Currently only three lines and forty cars remain.

Streetcars

Contemporary light rail vehicles

The Muni Metro has run two types of light rail vehicles. Originally, Boeing-Vertol cars were used. However, these proved extremely troublesome and were phased out of service beginning in 1997. The Boeing cars were replaced by Italian-built Breda LRV2 and LRV3 models. Initially the Breda vehicles were hailed as more reliable and easier to service than their predecessors. However, deferred maintenance and design defects have taken their toll on Muni riders.

Historic streetcars

Historic streetcars are run on the F Market & Wharves line. Introduced as a regular, year-round service in 1995, the F-line heritage streetcar service started out 12 years earlier as a temporary, replacement tourist attraction for the cable cars, during an almost two-year suspension (1982–84) of all cable-car service to permit major infrastructure maintenance to take place. The F line fleet comprises mostly PCC cars bought second had from Philadelphia and New Jersey which are painted in liveries from cities around the world, as well as 1920s-vintage Peter Witt cars from Milan. In addition, MUNI operates streetcars from around the world which were bought or donated to MUNI. The vintage fleet is looked over by Market Street Railway but owned and operated by MUNI.

Active PCC fleet

First batch (overhauled by Morrison-Knudsen)

This shows the active PCCs entering service 1995 or before. All of these cars were rehabilitated by Morrison-Knudsen before entering revenue service. Car 1054 (original 2121) was wrecked in an accident on 11/16/03 and is stored beyond repair.[15]

PCC #City/System RepresentedType of PCCCurrent StatusNotesImage
1007Philadelphia SuburbanDouble-ended "Torpedo" PCCOperationalThis car was purchased in 1948 and ran in San Francisco until retirement in 1982. Stored in Pier 72 until 1994, then the car was restored for the F-line. This car was previously painted in Muni's 1995 Breda livery, but was repainted in 1997 into the Philadelphia Suburban livery.San Francisco Streetcar 1007.jpg
1010San Francisco (blue/gold)Double-ended "Torpedo" PCCOperationalThis car was purchased in 1948 and ran in San Francisco until retirement in 1982. Stored in Pier 72 until 1994, then the car was restored for the F-line in 1996.SF 1010 San Francisco.jpg
1015Illinois TerminalDouble-ended "Torpedo" PCCOperationalThis car was purchased in 1948 and ran in San Francisco until retirement in 1982. Stored in Pier 70 until 1994, then the car was restored for the F-line in 1995.San Francisco F line streetcars at Jones.jpg
1050San Francisco Municipal Railway (Wings)Single-ended PCCOperationalPurchased in 1948 by Philadelphia Transportation Company as 2119 until retirement in 1989. This car was sold to San Francisco Municipal Railway in 1992 and has been in active service since 1995.
1051San Francisco (simplified)Single-ended PCCOperationalPurchased in 1948 by Philadelphia Transportation Company as 2123 until retirement in 1989. This car was sold to San Francisco Municipal Railway in 1992 and has been in active service since 1995.SF01Muni1053.jpg
1052Los Angeles (NCL) Shirley Temple LiverySingle-ended PCCOperationalPurchased in 1948 by Philadelphia Transportation Company as 2110 until retirement in 1989. This car was sold to San Francisco Municipal Railway in 1993 and has been in active service since 1995.
1053Brooklyn, NYC Board of Transportation/Transit AuthoritySingle-ended PCCOperationalPurchased in 1947 by Philadelphia Transportation Company as 2721. This car was originally a double-ended car, along with car 1060, until their conductor booths were removed in 1955. This car ran in revenue service until retirement in 1992 and was sold to San Francisco Municipal Railway in 1993. This car has run in active service since 1995.1999:SF06Muni1053.jpg
2011:SF 1053 Brooklyn, NYC.jpg
1055Philadelphia Transportation Company (PCC-2 Livery)Single-ended PCCOperationalPurchased in 1948 by Philadelphia Transportation Company as 2122 until retirement in 1988. This car was sold to San Francisco Municipal Railway in 1993 and has been in active service since 1995.SF03Muni1055.jpg
1056Kansas City Public ServiceSingle-ended PCCOperationalPurchased in 1948 by Philadelphia Transportation Company as 2113 until retirement in 1988. This car was sold to the San Francisco Municipal Railway in 1993 and has been in active service since 1995. In 2001, it was involved in a major accident which put it out of service for six years.SF 1056 Kansas City Public Service.jpg
1057Cincinnati Street RailwaySingle-ended PCCOperationalAcquired by Muni from SEPTA, Philadelphia PA in 1992. Roof was recently replaced and the entire car was repainted.San Francisco Muni 1057.jpg
1058Chicago Transit Authority (Green Hornet Livery)Single-ended PCCOperationalOriginally built for Philadelphia Transportation Company as car 2124. Recently returned to service following repairs after an accident. Repainted in late 1940s CTA "Green Hornet" livery.1999:SF08Muni1058.jpg
2011:SF 1058 Green Hornet Livery.jpg
1059Boston Elevated Railway (now MBTA) (Orange livery)Single-ended PCCOperationalAcquired by Muni from SEPTA in 1992.SF 1059 Boston Elevated Railway.JPG
1060Philadelphia Transportation Company (PCC-1938 Livery)Single-ended PCCOperational.This car was originally a double-ended car, along with car 1054, until their conductor booths were removed in 1955. Was in Newark City Subway livery from 1995 to 2002 when it was involved in a derailment. Has since been repaired and repainted into 1938 Philadelphia Transportation Company livery to replace the permanently retired 1054.Sf streetcar 1060.jpg
1061Pacific ElectricSingle-ended PCCUnder repairAcquired by Muni from SEPTA in 1992, temporarily out of service, awaiting parts for restoration.Pacific Electric 1061 in SFO 12-28-04b.JPG
1062Louisville Railway CompanySingle-ended PCCOperationalAcquired by Muni from SEPTA in 1992SF 1062 Louisville Railway Company.JPG
1063Baltimore Transit CommissionSingle-ended PCCOperationalAcquired by Muni from SEPTA in 1992PCC car in San Francisco.jpg

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Second batch (overhauled by Brookville Equipment Company)

This shows the PCCs that were scheduled to re-enter service in 2008, but some are held out of service due to wiring problems. All of these cars were purchased by Twin Cities Rapid Transit in 1946. They were sold to Newark in 1953 and ran on the Newark City Subway until replacement by LRVs in 2001. The San Francisco Municipal Railway acquired these cars in 2004 and had the cars overhauled at Brookville Equipment Company. Some of the cars were put in service in early 2007, but were taken out of service for wiring problems. Currently some are being repaired. All of these cars are single-ended PCCs

PCC #City/System RepresentedCurrent StatusNotesImage
1070Newark City SubwayIn Service as of 3/15/2012Acquired by Muni from New Jersey Transit, Newark in 2004NewarkPCCsInGenevaYardInSanFrancisco.jpg
1071Twin Cities Rapid TransitIn service.Acquired by Muni from New Jersey Transit, Newark in 2004
1072Mexico CityIn Service as of 3/15/2012Acquired by Muni from New Jersey Transit, Newark in 2004
1073El Paso-JuarezBurn-in runs.Acquired by Muni from New Jersey Transit, Newark in 2004
1074Toronto, Ontario, CanadaIn serviceAcquired by Muni from New Jersey Transit, Newark in 2004NewarkPCCsInGenevaYardInSanFrancisco-1.jpg
1075Cleveland Transit SystemIn serviceAcquired by Muni from New Jersey Transit, Newark in 2004San Francisco Muni 1075.jpg
1076Washington, DCIn serviceAcquired by Muni from New Jersey Transit, Newark in 2004SF Streetcar 3.jpg
1077Birmingham, AlabamaIn serviceAcquired by Muni from New Jersey Transit, Newark in 2004Sf streetcar 1077.jpg
1078San DiegoIn service.Acquired by Muni from New Jersey Transit, Newark in 2004Sf streetcar 1078.jpg
1079Detroit, MichiganIn service.Acquired by Muni from New Jersey Transit, Newark in 2004
1080Los Angeles (National City Lines)In service.Acquired by Muni from New Jersey Transit, Newark in 2004
1040San Francisco (wings)In service.Purchased 1952 as the last PCC streetcar ever built in the United States. Ran in San Francisco until repainted to Landor livery in 1980. The car then ran for two more years and was repainted back to wings livery for the 1983 trolley festival. Stored out of service in 1987, then operated in tripper service in 1995 for a short time, then finally retired in 1997. 1040 left San Francisco on December 4, 2009 to undergo a full restoration at Brookville Equipment Company in Pennsylvania, and returned to service on March 13, 2012.

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Inactive/retired streetcar fleet

10xx class

The following shows the cars acquired by Muni in the 1940s to 1952. One car in particular, car 1040, is the last PCC streetcar ever built in the United States.[18][19]

PCC #City/System RepresentedStatusNotesImage
1006San Francisco (wings)Burn-in testingThis car was purchased in 1948 and ran in San Francisco until retirement in 1987. Underwent restoration at Brookville Equipment, and is now in San Francisco for testing.Car1006AtMarinDivision2of4.jpg
1008San Francisco (wings)In ServicePurchased 1948 and ran in San Francisco until converted to wrecker service in 1982 to replace car #130. Returned to service in August 2012 after restoration at Brookville Equipment Corporation.
1009Dallas Terminal & RailwayUndergoing restoration at Brookville, PAThis car was purchased in 1948 and ran in San Francisco until retirement in 1982. This car was stored in Pier 72 where it was damaged by arsonists. It is currently undergoing restoration at Brookville Equipment.Car1009AtMarinDivisionPaintedInBlue.jpg
1011San Francisco (Market Street Railway zip stripe)Undergoing restoration at Brookville, PAThis car was purchased in 1948 and ran in San Francisco until retirement in 1982. This car was stored in Pier 72 where it was damaged by arsonists. It is currently undergoing restoration at Brookville Equipment.Car1011AtMarinDivisionPaintedInBlue.jpg
1023San FranciscoStored
1026San FranciscoStored
1027San FranciscoStored
1028San FranciscoStored
1031San FranciscoStored
1033San FranciscoStoredPurchased 1952 as the seventh-to-last PCC streetcar ever built in the United States. Ran in San Francisco until retirement in 1982. After retirement, it was sold to Orange Empire Railway Museum. The car was reacquired in 2003 and is currently stored in Marin Division.Car1033AtMarinDivisionWithMismatchedRearDoors.jpg
1034San FranciscoStoredPurchased 1952 as the sixth-to-last PCC streetcar ever built in the United States. Ran in San Francisco until retirement in 1982. After retirement, it was sold to Gunnar Henrioulle in Lake Tahoe. The car was reacquired in 2001 and is currently stored in Marin Division.Car1034AtMarinDivisionPartiallyCoveredUp.jpg
1038San FranciscoStoredPurchased 1952 as the third-to-last PCC streetcar ever built in the United States. Ran in San Francisco until retirement in 1982. After retirement, the car was stored in Pier 72 for a short while until moved to Marin Division.
1039San Francisco (Simplified)StoredPurchased 1952 as the second-to-last PCC streetcar ever built in the United States. Ran in San Francisco until retirement in 1982. After retirement, it was sold to Orange Empire Railway Museum. The car was reacquired in 2003 and is currently stored in Marin Division.
1054Philadelphia Transit Commission (PCC-1938 Livery)Permanently out of servicePurchased in 1948 by Philadelphia Transportation Company as 2121 and ran until retirement in 1988. Sold to San Francisco Municipal Railway in 1992 and returned to service in 1995 until collision from a MUNI Metro Breda LRV 1541 on 11/16/03.[15] Stored beyond repair in Marin Division.SF05Muni1054.jpg

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11xx class

The 1100s series of cars were purchased in 1957 by Muni from St. Louis Public Service. These cars were retired in 1982, with most being sold off to Tahoe Valley Lines and then went to St. Charles, Missouri in 2007 for the planned St. Charles City Streetcar.

PCC #City/System RepresentedStatusImage
1103San FranciscoStored
1106San Francisco
1108San Francisco
1115San Francisco
1125San FranciscoCar1125AtMarinDivisionPaintedInBlue.jpg
1128St. Louis Public Service
1130San Francisco
1139San FranciscoCar1158AtMarinDivision2of4.jpg
1140San Francisco
1158San FranciscoCar1139AtMarinDivision2of4.jpg
1160San Francisco
1168San Francisco

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Boeing LRVs in storage

The US Standard Light Rail Vehicle was an attempt at a standardized light rail vehicle (LRV) promoted by the United States Urban Mass Transit Administration (UMTA) and built by Boeing Vertol in the 1970s. Part of a series of defense conversion projects in the waning days of the Vietnam War, the LRV was seen as both a replacement for older PCC streetcars in many cities and as a catalyst for new cities to construct light rail systems. The USSLRV was marketed as and is popularly known as the Boeing LRV (not to be confused with that company's prior lunar roving vehicles for NASA) and is usually referred to as such. Both Muni and the MBTA (Boston) purchased the cars, but after a lawsuit with Boeing Vertol and MBTA, they had the ability to reject the last 40 cars. The cars sat in the storage yard, until Muni purchased 31 of them. Muni kept parts of the Boeing Vertol fleet until August 2007[citation needed] and still has cars 1264 and 1320 on Muni property. While one or both of these cars may be restored and operated on the F Market & Wharves line sometime in the future, they currently remain out of service at the railway yard at Market and Duboce near the U.S. Mint,[20] and at the Geneva Division yard, respectively.[21] Boeing 1213 is preserved (since 2000) at the Oregon Electric Railway Museum while 1258, is preserved at Western Railway Museum. One of the Boston cars is preserved at the Seashore Trolley Museum, while six Boston cars are at the US Government training facility in Pueblo, CO, and three Boston cars continue to operate as work cars.

Car #City/System RepresentedStatusImage
1264San Francisco (Landor)Stored at Muni Green DivisionARetiredBoeingVertolStreetcarAtPharrDivision-2.jpg
1320San Francisco (Landor-simplified livery)

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Milan "Peter Witt" trams

All of these were originally in service in Milan, Italy. This origin can still be seen in the cars, as all the original Italian signs and notices are still in place. In the meantime, additional signs in English were added.

Car #LiveryStatusImage
1807Milan, Italy (Orange)OperationalSan Francisco Peter Witt at foot of Market.jpg
1811Milan, Italy (Yellow/White)OperationalSf streetcar 1811.jpg
1814Milan, Italy (Orange)Under Repair. Seriously damaged in accident on 2/18/2010 by Muni Breda LRV.Sf streetcar 1814.jpg
1815Milan, Italy (Orange)Under Repair. Rear-ended by Muni LRV 1512 while entering service via J-line July 11, 2011.
1818Milan, Italy (Two-tone green)OperationalAFreshlyPaintedMilanPeterWittTramInTwoToneGreenOnItsThirdWeekOfServiceOnTheFLine.jpg
1834Milan, Italy (Orange)Training Only
1856Milan, Italy (Orange)OperationalSF Streetcar 1.jpg
1859Milan, Italy (Orange)OperationalSF 1859 Peter Witt.jpg
1888Milan, Italy (Two-tone green)Undergoing overhaul
1893Milan, Italy (Orange)OperationalSF 1893 Peter Witt.JPG
1895Milan, Italy (Orange)OperationalMuni Milan tram 1895 rear.JPG

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Historic Trams

Car #City From (Tram Paint Colors)StatusNotesImage
1San Francisco (Battleship Gray)Operational, restoration complete.This car was purchased in 1912 as one of the original streetcars publicly-owned by Muni. The car originally was retired in 1951 and was set aside for a museum. This car was restored in 1962 as part of Muni's 50th anniversary and ran occasionally on special excursions until the late 1980s. This car was restored again in 1995 for the opening of the F-line. In 2009 it was shipped to Brookville Equipment Company for a complete restoration at a cost of $1.8 million. This streetcar is currently undergoing burn-in testing.
106Moscow/Orel, Russia (Red)Awaiting restoration
130San Francisco (Blue/Gold)Under repairMuni streetcar 130.JPG
151Osaka, JapanStored
162San Francisco (Wings)OperationalThis car was purchased in 1914 as part of a 100-car order from Jewett Car Company. This car ran in San Francisco until retirement in 1958 and was then sold with another car to Orange Empire Railway Museum. It was reacquired in 2003 by the San Francisco Municipal Railway and restored by Market Street Railway in 2004. The car then underwent further restoration by Muni starting in 2005 and returned to service in August 2008, the 50-year anniversary of its earlier retirement.
189Porto, PortugalUndergoing restoration
228Blackpool, England (Green/White)OperationalSF Muni HSF 228 Blackpool.jpg
496Melbourne, Australia (Green/Beige)OperationalSf streetcar 496.jpg
578-JKobe/Hiroshima, JapanUndergoing restoration
578-SMarket Street RailwayCharter service only
586Melbourne, Australia (Green/Beige)Out of service
737 (7037)Brussels, BelgiumUnder repairThis car was operating in Brussels, Belgium, but was repainted in the blue-and-white colors in use by the Verkehrsbetriebe Zürich. Zurich, Switzerland, is a sister city of San Francisco. The streetcars of Zurich use meter gauge, necessitating re-gauging in order to run on San Francisco's tracks.AZurichBelgumBrusselsPCCStreetcarOnTheMuniFLine.jpg
798Market Street Railway (Whiplash Green/White)Undergoing restoration at Curtis E. Green complex.Car798UndergoingRestorationAtDuboceYard.jpg
913New Orleans, Louisiana (Green)Awaiting overhaul
916Melbourne, Australia (Green)Undergoing restorationSW6 Class. Awaiting modifications necessary to operate on E and F line.
952New Orleans, Louisiana (Green)Under repair
2133Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaStoredThis was SEPTA's demonstration streetcar before the F-line's inception.
2147Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaStoredAcquired for parts, 1990s. Complete but with different propulsion system than other SEPTA cars. Not likely to be restored.
3557Hamburg, Germany (Brown/White)Stored awaiting overhaul at Marin Division
4008Pittsburgh, PennsylvaniaStoredPort Authority 4000 Series PCC, originally built for the Pittsburgh Railways Company, later the Port Authority of Allegheny County. When portions of Port Authority's streetcar system was being rebuilt and modernized in the 1980s, 45 of the Authority's PCC's were to be completely rebuilt as well. However due to budget problems, only a dozen were actually rebuilt, including this car and 4009. After the Overbrook Line's closure in 1993, these cars were relegated to a shuttle service between the Drake Loop and Castle Shannon until retirement in 1999. Purchased at auction in 2001, 4008 and 4009 are stored and require re-gauging as well as modifications to make them ADA-Compliant.
4009Pittsburgh, PennsylvaniaAwaiting OverhaulPurchased at auction in 2001, along with 4008. See 4008 above.

See also

References

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  2. ^ Breda Specification Sheet
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h "Museums in Motion: F-line fleet operational status". Market Street Railway. http://streetcar.org/mim/streetcars/status/index.html. Retrieved December 27, 2007. 
  4. ^ a b c "Accessibility". On the Level SF. http://www.onthelevelsf.com/access.htm. Retrieved December 27, 2007. 
  5. ^ "SFMTA Explores Double Deck Bus Option press release". San Francisco Metropolitan Transportation Agency. http://www.sfmta.com/cms/apress/SFMTAExploresDoubleDeckBusOption.htm. Retrieved December 25, 2007. 
  6. ^ a b "Double Decker Bus Trial SFMTA Fact Sheet". San Francisco Metropolitan Transportation Agency. http://www.sfmta.com/cms/apress/DoubleDeckerBusTrialSFMTAFactSheet.htm. Retrieved December 25, 2007. 
  7. ^ Gordon, Rachel (November 16, 2007). "San Francisco checking out double-decker transit buses". San Francisco Chronicle. http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/11/16/BA33TD8AA.DTL. Retrieved January 13, 2008. 
  8. ^ a b Vandals halt some hybrid buses in Hunters Point
  9. ^ Muni's 'Connected Bus' is about to go online
  10. ^ "SFMTA Explores Double Deck bus option". San Francisco Metropolitan Transportation Agency. http://www.sfmta.com/cms/apress/SFMTAExploresDoubleDeckBusOption.htm. Retrieved December 25, 2007. 
  11. ^ "Tom's North American (Canada, USA, Mexico) Trolleybus Pix". http://www.trolleybuses.net/. Retrieved December 25, 2007. 
  12. ^ "Want Cable Cars to Resume Operation: McAllister Street Residents Would Have Old Line Run Again.". San Francisco Chronicle: p. 14. August 3, 1906. http://www.cable-car-guy.com/html/ccmiscnpart.html#replace2 
  13. ^ "Tom's Trolley Bus Pictures San Francsico CA Fixed Frame". http://www.trolleybuses.net/sfo/sfo.htm. Retrieved December 25, 2007. 
  14. ^ Rachel Gordon (December 3, 2007). "Elite craftsmen keep S.F. cable car in good shape". San Francisco Chronicle/SFGate. http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/12/03/MNIITKHLT.DTL. Retrieved 2007-12-26. 
  15. ^ a b Winter 2004 issue of Inside Track Newsletter, Market Street Railway.
  16. ^ SEPTA Pasts of F-Line PCCs 1050-1063
  17. ^ Twin Cities Past of F-Line PCCs Market Street Railway.
  18. ^ Prial, Frank J. (December 9, 2001). "New Life for Old Trolleys". The New York Times. http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9A01E7D71E3DF93AA35751C1A9679C8B63. Retrieved 2010-09-13. 
  19. ^ The 17th & 18th 'Vintage Cars?'
  20. ^ Muni Boeing Car 1264 parked at Duboce Yard
  21. ^ Muni Boeing Car 1320's location

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