A restored San Francisco street car in front of the Ferry Building at the end of Market St. This streetcar is painted to honor Cincinnati, which ran PCC streetcars from 1939 to 1951. Cincinnati was exceptional in requiring two overhead wires for streetcars, one to supply electrical power, the other to provide a ground and complete the circuit.
The street cars that run down Market St. in San Francisco have been brought in and restored from all over the world. From as far away as Melbourne, AUS. these cars have been meticulously restored to exacting standards by the Market St. Railway Preservation Society of San Francisco.
Next time you’re in town, check’em out!