Friday/ San Francisco’s Street Cars

I had to make a run for my flight at San Francisco airport today after my meeting in downtown but I made it.  I took a brisk walk from Beale Street to the Embarcadero BART station, which took my right into the international terminal in SFO airport.   Luckily I could use the expedited lane through security (besides being stuck in traffic, this is the other place where one gets tripped up when one is short on time!).

[From WIkipedia] The F Market Line (historic streetcar service) in San Francisco, opened in 1995, runs along Market Street from The Castro to the Ferry Building, then along the Embarcadero north and west to Fisherman’s Wharf. This line is run by a mixture of PCC* cars built between 1946 and 1952, and earlier pre-PCC cars.

*Presidents’ Conference Committee

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Here is the No 1079 PCC Street Car, painted to commemorate Detroit’s PCC (Presidents’ Conference Committee) design streetcar.   It was built in 1946!
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Here’s the south-bound airport train arriving at the Embarcadero station.   It still takes about 35 mins for the 15 miles from there to the airport due to the many stops it makes on the away there. 

 

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