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 800 buses, 200 streetcars, and 40 cable cars see active duty. Muni's cable cars constitute the oldest and largest such system remaining in service in the world and is the only one still running with manually operated cars in street traffic. Its fleet of electric trolleybuses is the largest in the United States. Muni is in the process of replacing its diesel bus fleet with diesel-electric hybrid buses. A summary of the current and historic vehicles follows.

Summary[edit]

Current fleet[edit]

Length/Fuel Model Year Built Quantity[1] Floor Styling Fleet Series Frequently Used Routes Wheelchair access Image
40 ft./Diesel Bus Neoplan AN440 2000-2001 206 High 8101-8235; 8301-8371 1AX, 1BX, 2, 10, 12, 19, 28, 28L, 30X, 31AX, 31BX, 38AX, 38BX, 43, 47, 76X Yes AnNeoplanOnThe19InSanFrancisco.jpg
40 ft./Diesel-electric Hybrid Bus Orion Bus VII 2007 56 Semi-low 8401-8456^ 9, 9L, 16X, 18, 23, 27, 29, 44, 48, 54, 71, 81X, 82X, 88, 90, 91, 108 Yes San Francisco Culture Bus.jpg
30 ft./Diesel-electric Hybrid Bus Orion Bus VII 2007 30 Semi-low 8501-8530 17, 35, 36, 37, 39, 52, 56, 66, 67, 83X Yes SF Muni Orion VII.jpg
60 ft./Articulated Diesel Bus Neoplan AN460 2002-2003 122 High 6200-6299†; 6401-6424 8X, 8AX, 8BX, 14L, 14X, 38, 38L, 38AX, 38BX, 71 (weekends only) Yes SFTagalogbus.jpg
40 ft./Diesel-electric Hybrid Bus New Flyer Industries XDE40[2] 2013 112 Semi-low 8601-8662, 8701-8750 5 (weekdays 7am-7pm), 9, 9L, 16X, 18, 23, 27, 29, 44, 54, 71, 81X, 82X, 88, 90, 91, 108, L Owl, N Owl, NX Yes SFMuniNewFlyerXDE40-8655-5Fulton
40 ft./Trolleybus ETI 14TrSF 2001-2002
(first two were built in 1999)
240 High 5401-5640 1, 3, 5 (5L weekdays from 7am-7pm), 6, 21, 22, 24, 30, 31, 33, 45 Yes San Francisco Nob Hill 2.jpg
60 ft./Articulated Trolleybus New Flyer E60HF 1992-1995 28 High 7001, 7003, 7007, 7009-7013, 7017, 7019, 7020, 7022, 7023, 7030-7032, 7035, 7038, 7041, 7043, 7045, 7049, 7051, 7053-7059 14, 49 Yes MUNI New Flyer 7030 Mission.jpg
ETI 15TrSF 2003-2004
(first one was built in 2000)
33 High 7101-7133 14, 41, 49 Yes SF Muni ETI 15TrSF 7108.jpg
Light-Rail Vehicle Breda LRV2/LRV3[3] 1997-2003 149[4] High 1400-1550 J, K, L, M, N, T Yes, at certain stops. T Third Islais.jpg
Historic Streetcar PCC 1946-1952 32[5] High 1006-1011, 1015, 1040
1050-1053, 1055-1063 (purchased from SEPTA)
1070-1080 (purchased from NJ Transit)
Additional units in storage
F Yes, at most F-line stops.[6] Pacific Electric 1061 in SFO 12-28-04b.JPG
Peter Witt 1928 11[5] High 1807, 1811, 1814, 1815, 1818, 1834, 1856, 1859, 1888, 1893, 1895 F Yes, at most F-line stops.[6] AFreshlyPaintedMilanPeterWittTramInTwoToneGreenOnItsThirdWeekOfServiceOnTheFLine.jpg
Various 1912- 7[5] High F Yes, at most F-line stops.[6]
Cable Car Various 1873- 40 High Powell: 1-27
California: 49-60
Powell-Mason, Powell-Hyde, California No Sfcablecar at lombardst cropped.jpg

†6238 written off in 2012 after damage following post-World Series victory riots. 6291 written off in 2013 after engine fire damage.[7] ^8448 Wi-Fi equipped, the "Connected" bus

On order[edit]

Length/Fuel Model Order Year Fleet
(Quantity Ordered)
Floor Styling Notes
60 ft. Trolleybus New Flyer XT60 2015 60 + 33 option[8] Semi-low Currently being procured[9]
40 ft. Trolleybus New Flyer XT40 Unknown 240 option to above Semi-low Option order[10]
60 ft. motor coach New Flyer XDE60 1st 61 vehicles: 2015
Option vehicles: 2016-19
61 + 163 option Semi-low Currently being procured[11]
40 ft. motor coach New Flyer XDE40 2016-2019 200 option to above Semi-low Option order[11]
Light-Rail Vehicle Siemens S200 LRV4[12] 2016-2030 24 + 236 option[13] High/Low[14] Currently being procured

Muni also tested a 40-foot double-decker bus[15] from Alexander Dennis Limited[16] but the bus is now at Las Vegas' Deuce route.[17]

Reserve fleet[edit]

Length/Fuel Model Year Built Quantity[1] Floor Styling Fleet Series Wheelchair access Image
40 ft./Diesel Bus NABI 416 1999 15 High 8001, 8003, 8005, 8007, 8008, 8014, 8016, 8022, 8027, 8031, 8034, 8038, 8041, 8043, 8044 Yes San Francisco Muni NABI Nowhwere In Particular.jpg

Historical bus fleet[edit]

The following shows the buses previously operated by the SFMTA. Some of these coaches have been preserved by the agency in its historic fleet.

Manufacturer Model Series # (Coach # Preserved) Year Entered Service Quantity Year(s) of Retirement Stored Wheelchair accessible? Image
New Flyer Industries D60 9101-9124 (9120) 1991-92 24 2001, 2004, 2007 (9113), 2008 (9110), 2013 (9118), 2014 (9106, 9117, 9121, 9122). Muni Metro East Yes Muni-Bus-Market-street-San-Francisco
Gillig Corporation Phantom 40' 2801-2845 (2840) 2007 45 2013[18] Muni Metro East Yes
New Flyer Industries D40 8801-8850, 8901-8956 (8926; 8922 was seen in Mrs. Doubtfire)^ 8801-8850: 1988
8901-8956: 1989
106 2007 Muni Metro East Yes ANewFlyerBusOn12FolsomRoute.jpg
Orion Bus Industries I Citycruiser 9001-9045 (9010, 9030) 1990 45 2007-2008 Muni Metro East, Marin Division Yes San Francisco Muni Orion I 35 Eureka.jpg
Flyer Industries E800 5003-5345 (5300, 5345; 5148 at Seashore Trolley Museum) 1976-77 345 2003-2007 Presidio Division No Ad-free Muni Flyer E800 trolley bus in 1983, on Mariposa St by Potrero Garage.jpg
Flyer Industries D902 4500-4679 (4574) 1984 180 2003 Muni Metro East Yes AFlyerD902CopBusInSanFranciscoParkedThere.jpg
MAN AG SG-310 6001-6099 (6099; 6020[19] and 6090 are under private ownership and are commonly seen at Burning Man.[20] Also, 6090 was in The Italian Job.) 1984 100 2002 Muni Metro East Yes AMANBusAtMarinDivisionInTheMuniHistoricFleet.jpg
GM New Look 3000-3390, some renumbered 3500-3649 (3287; 3000, 3210, 3226, more under private ownership; 3270 at Pacific Bus Museum) 1969 390 1991[21] Muni Metro East No
Flxible New Look 4000-4009 (4009) 1970 10 1991[21] Muni Metro East No
Grumman 870 4030-4054 1981 24 1984[21] None Preserved No
AM General 4100-4199 (4154) 1975 100 1991[21] Muni Metro East No
Twin Coach 44TTW 570-659 1950s 90 1977[21] Presidio Division No
St. Louis Car Company Job 1704, Job 1731 501-525 (506) 1940 25 1977[21] Presidio Division No San Francisco Muni St Louis-built trolleybus 506 on display in 2012.jpg
Marmon-Herrington TC40 526-549 1950s 25 1977[21] Potrero Division No
Marmon-Herrington TC44 550-569, 660-710 (559) 1950s 70 1977[21] Presidio Division No
Marmon-Herrington TC48 711-849 (776) 1950s 139 1977[21] Presidio Division No San Francisco Muni Marmon-Herrington Trolley Bus 776.jpg
White 784 042-062 (042, 060 (Private owner, stored at Marin Division)) 1938 20 1975[21] Muni Metro East No
White 798 075-0155, 0166-0454 (0392, 0419) Unknown 368 1970[21] Unknown No
Mack C-49 2100-2669 (2230) 1950s 570 1974[21] Muni Metro East No
Twin Coach Unknown 0156-0165 (0163) Unknown 10 1953[21] Marin Division No

^8801-8850 and 8901-8956 both made different sounds when kneeling.

Divisions[edit]

There are 11 divisions for the Muni buses. ETI Skoda #5401-80 are from the Potrero Division, while #5481-5640 are from the Presidio Division; the latter holds only 40-ft ETI Skoda trolleybuses. The Kirkland Division uses only Neoplan AN440 diesel buses. The 30 and 40-ft Orion VII diesel-electric hybrid buses, New Flyer XDE40 diesel-electric hybrid coaches, and some Neoplan AN440s all rest in the Woods Division. The 48-Quintara 24th Street route is the only route that can be used in both the Woods and Kirkland Divisions.

Division Open Date Features Number of Vehicles Vehicle Type Location
Presidio Division 1912 Dyno, repair, storage, car wash ~165 Trolley Bus
Standard Only
Bush and Presidio
Potrero Division 1914 Paint shop, dyno, repair, storage, car wash ~170 Trolley Bus
Standard and Articulated
17th & Bryant
Woods Yard Park 1975 Paint shop, carpentry, dyno, car wash, repair, storage, historic fleet storage ~200 Diesel Bus
Standard and Community
22nd & Indiana
Flynn Division 1980s Parts, car wash, repair, storage 124 Diesel Bus
Articulated Only
15th & Harrison
Kirkland Division 1950 Car wash, dyno, storage, repair ~135 Diesel Bus
Standard Only
Powell & Beach
Geneva complex (Includes Curtis Green, Geneva Division, Geneva Upper yard) 1901-1970s Paint shop, repair, storage, car wash, paint team, parts ~200 LRV, Historic San Jose & Geneva
Metro East Light Rail complex 2008 Unknown 80-100 LRV Cesar Chavez & Illinois
Cable Car 1890s Repair, storage, Cable Car Museum 50 Cable Car Washington & Mason
David Pharr Restoration Facility 1982 Storage, restoration, carpentry 5 Duboce and Buchanan
Marin 1982 Storage Unknown Marin & Indiana
Islais Creek 2013 Storage 165-185 Diesel Bus Marin & Indiana

A new diesel bus facility, Islais Creek, which is alongside Islais Creek and near to Muni Metro East, entered service in 2013. Originally slated as a replacement for Kirkland Division, it will substitute for older yards as they are rehabilitated. It has a capacity for 165-185 standard (40-ft) buses and can handle articulated coaches.

Buses[edit]

Diesel buses[edit]

Muni's active diesel fleet contains coaches ranging from thirty to sixty feet in length. The standard 40 ft vehicles include Neoplan (no longer sold in the U.S.) AN440, NABI (the American arm of Ikarus) 416, and Orion (now defunct) VII models. At the small end of the scale, Muni has thirty 30 ft Orion VIIs. At the large end of the scale, Muni's articulated diesel fleet is made up of Neoplans AN460s.

In December 2007, Muni acquired a double-decker diesel bus for testing purposes.[22] 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.[16]

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 2007-2014.

All of Muni's current active diesel buses meet ADA standards. Muni fuels its diesels with a B20 (20% bio, 80% diesel) bio-diesel blend.

Hybrid-electric diesel buses[edit]

Since 2007 Muni's new diesel bus purchases have been for diesel-electric hybrids. Because of their electric motor propulsion these buses can climb hills just as well as trolleybuses without being limited to the overhead grid. Hybrids are also known for averaging more miles between road calls than standard diesels.[23]

One of the Orion VIIs is Wi-Fi enabled.[24] The Orions were not operated on the 44 O'Shaughnessy and the 54-Felton routes for a while due to vandals flipping a switch on the back of the hybrid buses that shuts them down.[25]

Daimler AG, the owner of Orion, has closed it down. Its parts business and unfilled orders have been sold to Flyer, which is the vendor for Muni's current hybrid bus order.

Electric trolleybuses[edit]

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.

With 313 vehicles,[26] Muni's fleet of electric trolleybuses (ETBs) is the largest in the nation[27] and serves many parts of the city. ETBs were very popular in the United States in the middle of the twentieth century. Today, San Francisco is one of only five cities in the United States with an operational ETB fleet,[27][28] but they play a major role in the Muni system, in part because of the city's many steep hills. Although their overhead wires are sometimes considered unsightly, ETBs are able to climb grades much steeper than conventional, non-cable streetcars and are quieter (particularly when climbing hills) and cleaner than diesel- or hybrid buses. The steepest grade on the Muni trolleybus system, 22.8% in the block of Noe Street between Cesar Chavez Street and 26th Street on route 24-Divisadero,[29] is the steepest grade on any existing trolleybus line in the world,[30][31][32] and several other sections of Muni ETB routes are among the world's steepest.[33] Muni has operated trolleybuses since 1941, and the mode has been present in San Francisco since 1935—initially a line built and operated by the Market Street Railway and later taken over by Muni.[27] Conversion of some existing diesel bus lines has been proposed.

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.[34]

Cable cars[edit]

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.[35] Currently only three lines and forty cars remain.

Streetcars[edit]

Contemporary light rail vehicles[edit]

Main article: Muni Metro

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.

Muni is now looking to replace and expand its existing fleet with new Siemens light rail vehicles. The first batch of 24 Siemens S200 LRV4s will be delivered in 2018, in time for the Central Subway's opening in 2019. SFMTA's contract with Siemens calls for a total of 260 cars to be delivered.[36]

Historic streetcars[edit]

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 is composed mostly of PCC cars bought second hand from Philadelphia and New Jersey. The cars 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[edit]

First batch (overhauled by Morrison-Knudsen)[edit]
See also: SEPTA

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.[37]

PCC # City/System Represented PCC Type Current Status Notes Image
1007 Philadelphia Suburban Transportation Company Double-ended "Torpedo" PCC In service Built in 1948 for Muni. Retired in 1982 and stored until 1994. Restored in 1995. Previously painted in Muni's Breda LRV livery; repainted into the present livery in 1997. San Francisco Streetcar 1007.jpg
1010 San Francisco Municipal Railway
(1939 livery)
Double-ended "Torpedo" PCC In service Built in 1948 for Muni. Retired in 1982 and stored until 1994. Restored in 1996. SF 1010 San Francisco.jpg
1015 Illinois Terminal Railroad Double-ended "Torpedo" PCC In service Built in 1948 for Muni. Retired in 1982 and stored until 1994. Restored in 1995. San Francisco F line streetcars at Jones.jpg
1050 San Francisco Municipal Railway
(1951 livery)
Single-ended PCC In service Built in 1948 for Philadelphia Transportation Company (later SEPTA) as 2119. Acquired by Muni in 1992 and re-entered service in 1995. Muni PCC streetcar 1050 on Market 2.JPG
1051 San Francisco Municipal Railway
(1963 livery)
Single-ended PCC In service Built in 1948 for Philadelphia Transportation Company (later SEPTA) as 2123. Acquired by Muni in 1992 and re-entered service in 1995. SF01Muni1053.jpg
1052 Los Angeles Railway
(1937 livery)
Single-ended PCC In service Built in 1948 for Philadelphia Transportation Company (later SEPTA) as 2110. Acquired by Muni in 1992 and re-entered service in 1995. MSRMint.jpg
1053 NYC Board of Transportation
(Brooklyn, NY)
Single-ended PCC In service Built in 1947 for Philadelphia Transportation Company (later SEPTA) as 2721. Originally configured with a separate conductor's booth until 1955. Acquired by Muni in 1992 and re-entered service in 1995. SF 1053 Brooklyn, NYC.jpg
1055 Philadelphia Transportation Company
(1947 livery)
Single-ended PCC In service Built in 1948 for Philadelphia Transportation Company (later SEPTA) as 2122. Acquired by Muni in 1992 and re-entered service in 1995. SF03Muni1055.jpg
1056 Kansas City Public Service Company Single-ended PCC Out of service Built in 1948 for Philadelphia Transportation Company (later SEPTA) as 2113. Acquired by Muni in 1992 and re-entered service in 1995. Out of service with a cracked bolster since 2011.[38] SF 1056 Kansas City Public Service.jpg
1057 Cincinnati Street Railway Single-ended PCC In service Built in 1948 for Philadelphia Transportation Company (later SEPTA) as 2138. Acquired by Muni in 1992 and re-entered service in 1995. San Francisco Muni 1057.jpg
1058 Chicago Transit Authority Single-ended PCC In service Built in 1948 for Philadelphia Transportation Company (later SEPTA) as 2124. Acquired by Muni in 1992 and re-entered service in 1995. Previously painted in CTA's 1950s green and cream livery; repainted into the 1940s "Green Hornet" livery in 2010 after accident repairs. 1995-2006
SF08Muni1058.jpg
Present livery
SF 1058 Green Hornet Livery.jpg
1059 Boston Elevated Railway Single-ended PCC In service Built in 1948 for Philadelphia Transportation Company (later SEPTA) as 2099. Acquired by Muni in 1992 and re-entered service in 1995. SF 1059 Boston Elevated Railway.JPG
1060 Philadelphia Transportation Company
(1938 Livery)
Single-ended PCC In service Built in 1947 for Philadelphia Transportation Company (later SEPTA) as 2715. Originally configured with a separate conductor's booth until 1955. Acquired by Muni in 1992 and re-entered service in 1995. Previously painted in Newark, NJ's Public Service Coordinated Transport livery; repainted into the present livery (previously worn by retired 1054) in 2005 after accident repairs. Sf streetcar 1060.jpg
1061 Pacific Electric Single-ended PCC In service Built in 1948 for Philadelphia Transportation Company (later SEPTA) as 2116. Acquired by Muni in 1992 and re-entered service in 1995. Pacific Electric 1061 in SFO 12-28-04b.JPG
1062 Louisville Railway Single-ended PCC In service Built in 1948 for Philadelphia Transportation Company (later SEPTA) as 2101. Acquired by Muni in 1992 and re-entered service in 1995. SF 1062 Louisville Railway Company.JPG
1063 Baltimore Transit Company Single-ended PCC In service Built in 1948 for Philadelphia Transportation Company (later SEPTA) as 2096. Acquired by Muni in 1992 and re-entered service in 1995. PCC car in San Francisco.jpg

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Second batch (overhauled by Brookville Equipment Company)[edit]
See also: NJ Transit

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 Represented Current Status Notes Image
1070 Newark City Subway In service Acquired by Muni from New Jersey Transit, Newark in 2004 San Francisco Muni 1070.jpg
1071 Twin Cities Rapid Transit In service Acquired by Muni from New Jersey Transit, Newark in 2004
1072 Mexico City In service Acquired by Muni from New Jersey Transit, Newark in 2004 San Francisco Muni 1072.JPG
1073 El Paso-Juarez In service Acquired by Muni from New Jersey Transit, Newark in 2004 SF MUNI 4 18 005x - Flickr - drewj1946.jpg
1074 Toronto Transit Commission In service Acquired by Muni from New Jersey Transit, Newark in 2004 NewarkPCCsInGenevaYardInSanFrancisco-1.jpg
1075 Cleveland Transit System In service Acquired by Muni from New Jersey Transit, Newark in 2004 San Francisco Muni 1075.jpg
1076 Washington, DC In service Acquired by Muni from New Jersey Transit, Newark in 2004 San Francisco PCC car 1076, Washington DC livery.jpg
1077 Birmingham, Alabama In service Acquired by Muni from New Jersey Transit, Newark in 2004 San Francisco PCC streetcar 1077, Birmingham livery.jpg
1078 San Diego In service Acquired by Muni from New Jersey Transit, Newark in 2004 Sfmuni streetcar f-line.jpg
1079 Detroit, Michigan In service Acquired by Muni from New Jersey Transit, Newark in 2004 SF MUNI 4 18 017x - Flickr - drewj1946.jpg
1080 Los Angeles (National City Lines) In service Acquired by Muni from New Jersey Transit, Newark in 2004

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Third batch of rehabilitated San Francisco PCC cars[edit]

The following shows cars acquired by Muni in 1948 and 1952 that were restored or are in restoration, and are either in service or will enter service within the next year. Car 1040 was restored in this batch, and is the last PCC car ever built in North America.

PCC # City/System Represented Status Notes Image
1006 San Francisco (wings) Intermittent service This car was purchased in 1948 and ran in San Francisco until retirement in 1987. Underwent restoration at Brookville Equipment. Returned to service on October 6, 2012. Car1006AtMarinDivision2of4.jpg
1008 San Francisco (wings) Intermittent service This car was purchased in 1948 and ran in San Francisco. This was the only PCC streetcar to operate in the Muni Metro. It was eventually converted into a work car. It was eventually restored by Brookville Equipment and returned to service on August 25, 2012.
1009 Dallas Terminal & Railway Intermittent service This 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 was eventually restored by Brookville Equipment and returned to service on January 17, 2013. Car1009AtMarinDivisionPaintedInBlue.jpg
1011 San Francisco (Market Street Railway zip stripe) Undergoing restoration at Brookville, PA This 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 returned to San Francisco after an extensive testing period by the contractor, and is undergoing burn-in testing.[41] Car1011AtMarinDivisionPaintedInBlue.jpg
1040 San Francisco (wings) In service Purchased 1952 as the last PCC streetcar ever built in the United States. Ran in San Francisco wearing this paint scheme until repainted to Landor livery in 1980. Remained in service until the retirement – originally expected to be permanent – of all remaining PCC cars in September 1982, then was repainted back to wings livery and returned to service for the summer 1983 Historic 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.

Inactive/retired streetcar fleet[edit]

10xx class[edit]

The following shows the cars acquired by Muni in the 1940s to 1952 that have yet to be restored.[42][43]

PCC # City/System Represented Status Notes Image
1023 San Francisco Stored
1026 San Francisco Stored
1027 San Francisco Stored
1028 San Francisco Stored
1031 San Francisco Stored
1033 San Francisco Stored Purchased 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
1034 San Francisco Stored Purchased 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
1038 San Francisco Stored Purchased 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.
1039 San Francisco (Simplified) Stored Purchased 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.

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Retired cars[edit]

The following shows F-line PCC cars which have been accident-damaged beyond repair. Only one car, 1054 (ex-SEPTA 2121), was wrecked in 2003 and is stored at Marin Division.

PCC # City/System Represented Status Image
1054 Philadelphia Transit Commission (PCC-1938 Livery) Permanently out of service Purchased 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 with a MUNI Metro Breda LRV 1541 on 11/16/03.[37] Stored beyond repair in Marin Division. SF05Muni1054.jpg
11xx class[edit]

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 Represented Status Image
1103 San Francisco Stored
1106 San Francisco
1108 San Francisco
1115 San Francisco
1125 San Francisco Car1125AtMarinDivisionPaintedInBlue.jpg
1128 St. Louis Public Service
1130 San Francisco
1139 San Francisco Car1158AtMarinDivision2of4.jpg
1140 San Francisco
1158 San Francisco Car1139AtMarinDivision2of4.jpg
1160 San Francisco
1168 San Francisco

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Boeing LRVs in storage[edit]

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 still has cars 1264 and 1320, both of which are stored at Metro Green. One or both of these cars could be restored for E or F-line operation in the future.

Boeing 1213 is preserved (since 2000) at the Oregon Electric Railway Museum while 1258 is preserved at Western Railway Museum. 1271 is used as an office trailer at a junk yard in San Pablo, California. 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 Represented Status Image
1264 San Francisco (Landor) Stored at Muni Green Division ARetiredBoeingVertolStreetcarAtPharrDivision-2.jpg
1320 San Francisco (Landor-simplified livery)

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Milan "Peter Witt" trams[edit]

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 # Livery Status Image
1807 Milan, Italy (Orange) Operational San Francisco Peter Witt at foot of Market.jpg
1811 Milan, Italy (Yellow/White) Operational Sf streetcar 1811.jpg
1814 Milan, Italy (Orange) Under repair. Seriously damaged in accident on 2/18/2010 by Muni Breda LRV. Sf streetcar 1814.jpg
1815 Milan, Italy (Orange) Under repair. Rear-ended by Muni LRV 1512 while entering service via J-line July 11, 2011.
1818 Milan, Italy (Two-tone green) Operational AFreshlyPaintedMilanPeterWittTramInTwoToneGreenOnItsThirdWeekOfServiceOnTheFLine.jpg
1834 Milan, Italy (Orange) Training only
1856 Milan, Italy (Orange) Operational SF Streetcar 1.jpg
1859 Milan, Italy (Orange) Operational SF 1859 Peter Witt.jpg
1888 Milan, Italy (Two-tone green) Undergoing overhaul
1893 Milan, Italy (Orange) Operational SF 1893 Peter Witt.JPG
1895 Milan, Italy (Orange) Operational Muni Milan tram 1895 rear.JPG

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Historic trams[edit]

San Francisco[edit]

The following shows trams that operated in San Francisco before the 1950s under either San Francisco Muni or Market Street Railway.

Car # City of Origin (Car's Paint Scheme Colors) Status Notes Image
1 San 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 returned to service on October 6, 2012. MSRElectricBusSF.jpg
130 San Francisco (Blue/Gold) Operational This 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. It was converted into a wrecker, and was restored to blue and gold colors in 1983. Muni streetcar 130.JPG
162 San Francisco (Wings) Out of service This 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. On January 4, 2014, this car was involved in a collision with a container truck, seriously damaging one of its ends.[44] SF MUNI 4 18 10 067xRP - Flickr - drewj1946.jpg
578-S Market Street Railway Charter service only
798 Market Street Railway (Whiplash Green/White) Undergoing restoration at Curtis E. Green complex Car798UndergoingRestorationAtDuboceYard.jpg
United States[edit]

The following shows trams (including PCCs) which have operated elsewhere in the United States. Some of these are not in service, and even require extensive restoration.

Car # City of Origin (Car's Paint Scheme Colors) Status Notes Image
913 New Orleans, Louisiana (Green) Awaiting overhaul
952 New Orleans, Louisiana (Green) Out of service Transport en commun - Flickr - besopha (1).jpg
2133 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Stored This was SEPTA's demonstration streetcar before the F-line's inception.
2147 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Stored This was acquired as a parts car for the 1050 class PCC fleet, and has a different propulsion from the current fleet.
4008 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Stored Port 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.
4009 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Awaiting overhaul Purchased at auction in 2001, along with 4008. See 4008 above.
The rest of the world[edit]

The following shows trams that were acquired from outside the United States.

Car # City of Origin (Car's Paint Scheme Colors) Status Notes Image
106 Moscow/Orel, Russia (Red) Awaiting restoration
151 Osaka, Japan Stored
189 Porto, Portugal Undergoing restoration
228 Blackpool, England (Green/White) Operational Distinctive open-air "boat" car SF Muni HSF 228 Blackpool.jpg
233 Blackpool, England (Green/White) Being delivered Open-air boat car. Recently purchased from the Beamish Tramway.[45]
496 Melbourne, Australia (Green/Beige) Operational W2-class Sf streetcar 496.jpg
578-J Kobe/Hiroshima, Japan Undergoing restoration
586 Melbourne, Australia (Green/Beige) Out of service W2-class
737 (7037) Brussels, Belgium Operational This car's original service career was spent on the Brussels, Belgium streetcar system, but it was repainted in San Francisco in the blue-and-white paint scheme of the Verkehrsbetriebe Zürich, as Zurich, Switzerland, is a sister city of San Francisco. AZurichBelgumBrusselsPCCStreetcarOnTheMuniFLine.jpg
916 Melbourne, Australia (Green) Undergoing restoration SW6-class. Awaiting modifications necessary to operate on E and F line.
3557 Hamburg, Germany (Brown/White) Stored awaiting overhaul at Marin Division

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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