Saturday, February 16, 2013

Car One -- February 16, 2013

San Francisco Municipal Railway Car 1, built in 1912 by San Francisco car builder WL Holman, was one of the cars which began Muni service on 28-December-1912.   It retired in 1951 and its motors were removed.  Charles Smallwood, a Muni executive, saved the car from scrapping.  In 1962, it was restored to operating condition for Muni's 50th anniversary.  I remember seeing it on the street for various charters, but I did not get to ride it till the Trolley Festivals in the 1980s.  I took the photo on the Embarcadero on 13-November-2012.  

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