Posts Tagged ‘pcc’

“The Bumblebee,” Historic Streetcar #1057, is Back on the Road – Yellow and Green Pay Tribute to Cincinnati

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

Click on over to the Market Street Railway Blog to see what’s up with our shiniest Presidents’ Conference Committee streetcar

Check it:

“F-line PCC streetcar No. 1057, painted in tribute to Cincinnati, is known to many of its fans as “The Bumblebee” because of its eye-popping yellow paint and stripes (admittedly dark green instead of a bee’s black). Well, now it’s even more eye-popping following a renovation by Muni’s maintenance team, including an entirely new roof, body repairs, and a complete repainting.”

Fresh paint:

The Muni maintenance team who restored and repainted Cincinnati PCC No. 1057. Top row (L-R): Steve Chu, Carole Gilbert, Arthur Leary, Willie Alexander, Khalil Ali, Leon Bernal, Ontoniel Granados, Patrick Louie, Jose Granados, Alfredo Solis, Raul Alvarez, George Bernal, Peter Kuang, Dick Wie Shi Lui, Priscilla Steuban. Bottom row (L-R): Karl Johnson, Joselito Viernes, Arvin Camposagrado, Carlos Montez, Robert Donahue, Gino Ganoza.

Look for its icon soon here, on the live map.

Hurray!

The Charming Historical Street Cars of San Francisco’s Embarcadero

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

This is what rush hour looks like on San Francisco’s famous Embarcadero waterfront road.

These electric trolleys operated by MUNI are from all over the world.

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A Pacific Electric Railway Red Car Trolley on the Streets of San Francisco

Sunday, January 25th, 2009

San Francisco’s MUNI has it’s very own Pacific Electric Railway Red Car, #1061. The Red Car system of Los Angeles County died out, as detailed in the movie Who Framed Roger Rabbit, so the Market Street Railway decided to re-use the red-and-orange paint scheme as an homage. 

This particular PCC railcar was never in L.A. It spent most of its life in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The real El Lay vehicles were double ended – this one has a front and a rear.

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No matter, people love it anyway. Look for it on Market Street’s F-Line.