What could be better news right before Pride Weekend? We’re celebrating Supreme Court’s ruling that same sex marriage is legal nationwide, and this wonderful photo by @fcosalazarv says it all!
Look at it, sittin’ there being all pretty and stuff. That’s streetcar No. 1058, painted to honor Chicago for those who care to know.
The artwork is by Ellen, who says that she’s engaging in “100 days of drawing.” More more more!
You’re in for a treat this Saturday, as SF’s own Mesquite and Mustard joins the lineup at Muni Diaries Live to sing about, in their own words, “trains and whiskey.” We’re on board. See what I did there?
On the following weekend, the trio will be providing musical accompaniment for Market Street Railway’s first-ever Night Train, a chartered party on wheels aboard one of the historic streetcars that MSR acquires, restores, and maintains. From the press release:
Come ride Muni’s first streetcar, car 1, along the historic F-line from the Castro to Fisherman’s Wharf and back all lit up. While riding, you’ll be able to enjoy drinks that will be available (your first is free) as well as the sounds of a live performance by the local band Mesquite and Mustard. The excursion is on Sunday, April 26, 7-9pm.
Car 1 had its inaugural run out Geary Street on December 28, 1912, piloted by then Mayor James Rolph, Jr. It ran for 39 years until 1951 when it was retired from service. In 1962, it was restored to its original condition to serve as the centerpiece of Muni’s 50th anniversary. Car 1 was used during the summer trolley festivals during the 1980s and became part of the new F-Market line fleet in 1995. In 2009-2010, it was completely restored and returned to regular service on October 6, 2012, almost a century after it was originally built.
Seating is limited to 42 passengers, so sign up today.
For more information on what promises to be a thrilling and very San Francisco evening, go to Market Street Railway.
Hot on the heels of our post yesterday about a guy whose tattoo honors his Muni-driving grandfather, Muni rider Matt sent us the following explanation.
Keeping with the theme of Muni tattoos, here’s another one to add to your collection.
I’m a transplant but fell in love with this city immediately upon moving here. I’ve decided I’ll die here one day. My sleeve is a tribute to the things in the city that played a part in my swooning for SF. The F line is one of the coolest things ever.
It’s not the first F-Market tattoo we’ve seen: This post was about an F-Market tattoo with the words, “The city is my sweetheart” inscribed below the streetcar.
Keep ’em coming, Muni and SF lovers!
You might be of the opinion that we at Muni Diaries have a thing for dogs on transit. You would be correct in this opinion.
“My first time on a San Francisco streetcar!”
Sneakers the Corgi showed up on the F-Market, you guys. YOU GUYS!