Thursday, June 19, 2014

Zip Stripe -- June 19, 2014

The old Market Street Railway, which was taken over by Muni in 1944, tried to make its antique streetcars look more modern by adding the zip stripe in the 1930s.  Muni recently rolled out refurbished Torpedo 1011 in a tribute to a proposed MSR PCC.  I think it looks great.  As Charles Smallwood pointed out in The White Front Cars of San Francisco, the zip stripe does not look so elegant when the car is going the other direction. 

In other news, I was sad to learn of the passing of pianist Horace Silver. 

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