San Francisco Municipal Railway 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.
- 1 Summary
- 2 Buses
- 3 Cable cars
- 4 Streetcars
- 4.1 Contemporary light rail vehicles
- 4.2 Historic streetcars
- 4.2.1 Active PCC fleet
- 4.2.2 Inactive/retired streetcar fleet
- 4.2.3 Milan "Peter Witt" trams
- 4.2.4 Historic trams
- 5 See also
- 6 References
- 7 External links
|Length/Fuel||Model||Year Built||Quantity||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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|40 ft./Diesel-electric Hybrid Bus||New Flyer Industries XDE40||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|
|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|
|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|
(first one was built in 2000)
|33||High||7101-7133||14, 41, 49||Yes|
|Light-Rail Vehicle||Breda LRV2/LRV3||1997-2003||149||High||1400-1550||J, K, L, M, N, T||Yes, at certain stops.|
|Historic Streetcar||PCC||1946-1952||32||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.|
|Peter Witt||1928||11||High||1807, 1811, 1814, 1815, 1818, 1834, 1856, 1859, 1888, 1893, 1895||F||Yes, at most F-line stops.|
|Various||1912-||7||High||F||Yes, at most F-line stops.|
|Cable Car||Various||1873-||40||High||Powell: 1-27
|Powell-Mason, Powell-Hyde, California||No|
†6238 written off in 2012 after damage following post-World Series victory riots. 6291 written off in 2013 after engine fire damage. ^8448 Wi-Fi equipped, the "Connected" bus
|60 ft. Trolleybus||New Flyer XT60||2015||60 + 33 option||Semi-low||Currently being procured|
|40 ft. Trolleybus||New Flyer XT40||Unknown||240 option to above||Semi-low||Option order|
|60 ft. motor coach||New Flyer XDE60||1st 61 vehicles: 2015
Option vehicles: 2016-19
|61 + 163 option||Semi-low||Currently being procured|
|40 ft. motor coach||New Flyer XDE40||2016-2019||200 option to above||Semi-low||Option order|
|Light-Rail Vehicle||Siemens S200 LRV4||2016-2030||24 + 236 option||High/Low||Currently being procured|
|Length/Fuel||Model||Year Built||Quantity||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|
Historical bus fleet
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|
|Gillig Corporation||Phantom 40'||2801-2845 (2840)||2007||45||2013||Muni Metro East||Yes|
|New Flyer Industries||D40||8801-8850, 8901-8956 (8926; 8922 was seen in Mrs. Doubtfire)^||8801-8850: 1988
|106||2007||Muni Metro East||Yes|
|Orion Bus Industries||I Citycruiser||9001-9045 (9010, 9030)||1990||45||2007-2008||Muni Metro East, Marin Division||Yes|
|Flyer Industries||E800||5003-5345 (5300, 5345; 5148 at Seashore Trolley Museum)||1976-77||345||2003-2007||Presidio Division||No|
|Flyer Industries||D902||4500-4679 (4574)||1984||180||2003||Muni Metro East||Yes|
|MAN AG||SG-310||6001-6099 (6099; 6020 and 6090 are under private ownership and are commonly seen at Burning Man. Also, 6090 was in The Italian Job.)||1984||100||2002||Muni Metro East||Yes|
|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||Muni Metro East||No|
|Flxible||New Look||4000-4009 (4009)||1970||10||1991||Muni Metro East||No|
|AM General||4100-4199 (4154)||1975||100||1991||Muni Metro East||No|
|Twin Coach||44TTW||570-659||1950s||90||1977||Presidio Division||No|
|St. Louis Car Company||Job 1704, Job 1731||501-525 (506)||1940||25||1977||Presidio Division||No|
|Marmon-Herrington||TC44||550-569, 660-710 (559)||1950s||70||1977||Presidio Division||No|
|Marmon-Herrington||TC48||711-849 (776)||1950s||139||1977||Presidio Division||No|
|White||784||042-062 (042, 060 (Private owner, stored at Marin Division))||1938||20||1975||Muni Metro East||No|
|White||798||075-0155, 0166-0454 (0392, 0419)||Unknown||368||1970||Unknown||No|
|Mack||C-49||2100-2669 (2230)||1950s||570||1974||Muni Metro East||No|
|Twin Coach||Unknown||0156-0165 (0163)||Unknown||10||1953||Marin Division||No|
^8801-8850 and 8901-8956 both made different sounds when kneeling.
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
|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
|15th & Harrison|
|Kirkland Division||1950||Car wash, dyno, storage, repair||~135||Diesel Bus
|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.
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. 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.
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
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.
One of the Orion VIIs is Wi-Fi enabled. 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.
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.
With 313 vehicles, Muni's fleet of electric trolleybuses (ETBs) is the largest in the nation 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, 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, is the steepest grade on any existing trolleybus line in the world, and several other sections of Muni ETB routes are among the world's steepest. 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. 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.
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. Currently only three lines and forty cars remain.
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.
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.
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
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.
|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.|
|1010||San Francisco Municipal Railway
|Double-ended "Torpedo" PCC||In service||Built in 1948 for Muni. Retired in 1982 and stored until 1994. Restored in 1996.|
|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.|
|1050||San Francisco Municipal Railway
|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.|
|1051||San Francisco Municipal Railway
|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.|
|1052||Los Angeles Railway
|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.|
|1053||NYC Board of Transportation
|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.|
|1055||Philadelphia Transportation Company
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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
|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.|
|1060||Philadelphia Transportation Company
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
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 Represented||Current Status||Notes||Image|
|1070||Newark City Subway||In service||Acquired by Muni from New Jersey Transit, Newark in 2004|
|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|
|1073||El Paso-Juarez||In service||Acquired by Muni from New Jersey Transit, Newark in 2004|
|1074||Toronto Transit Commission||In service||Acquired by Muni from New Jersey Transit, Newark in 2004|
|1075||Cleveland Transit System||In service||Acquired by Muni from New Jersey Transit, Newark in 2004|
|1076||Washington, DC||In service||Acquired by Muni from New Jersey Transit, Newark in 2004|
|1077||Birmingham, Alabama||In service||Acquired by Muni from New Jersey Transit, Newark in 2004|
|1078||San Diego||In service||Acquired by Muni from New Jersey Transit, Newark in 2004|
|1079||Detroit, Michigan||In service||Acquired by Muni from New Jersey Transit, Newark in 2004|
|1080||Los Angeles (National City Lines)||In service||Acquired by Muni from New Jersey Transit, Newark in 2004|
Third batch of rehabilitated San Francisco PCC cars
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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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
|PCC #||City/System Represented||Status||Notes||Image|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
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. Stored beyond repair in Marin Division.|
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.
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 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|
|1320||San Francisco (Landor-simplified livery)|
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.
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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|578-S||Market Street Railway||Charter service only|
|798||Market Street Railway (Whiplash Green/White)||Undergoing restoration at Curtis E. Green complex|
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|
|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
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|
|189||Porto, Portugal||Undergoing restoration|
|228||Blackpool, England (Green/White)||Operational||Distinctive open-air "boat" car|
|233||Blackpool, England (Green/White)||Being delivered||Open-air boat car. Recently purchased from the Beamish Tramway.|
|496||Melbourne, Australia (Green/Beige)||Operational||W2-class|
|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.|
|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|
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