Charles Smiley Videos D-141 Municipal Railway Vintage Scrapbook 1-hour 31-minutes

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1-hour 31-minutes


Look back in time to the Muni after WWII to the 1980s. See the days when the
Iron Monsters were the rule on Market Street and watch the Muni PCC cars of
long ago when they were run as double-ended cars and the newer single-ended
fleet as it expanded and replaced the Iron Monsters by the late 1950s. We bring
the J, K, L, N & M lines from a long-lost era.


We bring examples of the long-forgotten Market Street Railway streetcars after
the Muni took over those lines after WWII. Early examples of the A, B, K and L
type streetcars abound in this presentation when they ruled Market Street and
all the outbound lines.


Dont miss the old B, C, D, F and H lines and how Market Street looked
generations ago. Learn the Munis history over the years up to the BART subway
project and more! See firsthand the effects of the Market Street Subway
construction and all the changes to the West Portal Tunnel, the Phelan Loop of
earlier times and the Transbay Transit Terminal.


Visit the old Transbay Transit Terminal operations in the 1950s to the 1970s.
learn How the Eastbay electric trains of the Key System, and the SP IER, used
the Bay Bridge to the San Francisco Transbay Transit Terminal.


Hear the city and rail sounds to better appreciate the way San Francisco was
over the decades. This video has narration to bring a better understanding of
the way things were and how they were shaped into the present day.


Review the expansion of the PCC fleet and see these cars in the 1950s from other
cities before they were bought by the Muni. Examples are from cities that sold
PCC cars to the Muni such as St. Louis and Toronto as well as those that almost
became Muni cars. The early beginnings of the Historic Streetcar fleet will
bring a wealth of visual surprises.


When the LRVs came to the Muni we show the sister LRVs in Boston and review the
similarities, differences and the startup problems.


See cable cars of the California Street Railway long ago and the Muni and from
post-WWII to the early 1980s in great color.

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