San Francisco streetcars

Northern California bursts with color and variety on the Market Street Railway
Elrond Lawrence
San Francisco Muni PCC No. 1040 departs the Castro station on a November 2013 evening. The car, painted in 1950s Muni colors, was the last PCC built in North America. No. 1040 is also the only single-end PCC that has worked in San Francisco its entire life.
Without the vigor of San Francisco's transit agency "Muni" and several city officials, the F-Market and Wharves line would not host 23,000 riders each day. The streetcar line is not only attractive to tourists, but locals use the line to get to work and otherwise about town each day. To learn more about how San Francisco's Market Street Railway became America's most successful historic streetcar line, see "Pretty cool cars" in April 2014 Trains, which hits newsstands on March 11, 2014.
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