Built 1912 by W.A. Holman Co., known as Type "A" and also as an "Arnold" car (named after consultant Bion J. Arnold). The first twenty cars (1-20) were built by Holman and the last twenty-three (21-43) by Union Iron Works. The "Arnolds" were retired with the conversion of the Stockton streetcar line to trolley coaches in 1951. Car 1 was saved for display in a proposed railroad museum that never materialized. It was then restored for service in conjuction with Muni's Golden Week in 1962, becoming a popular streetcar for special service, shuttles, charters, and the famed Trolley Festivals of the 1980s. Part of the historic fleet of the F-Market line since inauguration of service September 1, 1995. During 2010 the car was at Brookville Equipment Co. for rebuilding, and number 1 was dedicated back to service on April 5, 2012, its and Muni's hundredth year.

PHOTOS TAKEN IN 1962:

Car 1 on the private right-of-way in Mission Park (Church and 20th Sts.) on October 20, 1962 in a slide from my collection. The car had recently been restored for the 50th anniversary of Muni, carries a route A sign in the roof holder, and displays the "Nowhere in Particular" destination sign it made famous. This location is popular for shots of streetcars with the downtown skyline in the background. One photo added 09/08/12.

PHOTOS TAKEN IN 1992:

Car 1 at the dedication of work car C-1 on Muni's eightieth birthday, December 28, 1992. One photo added 05/07/11.

PHOTOS TAKEN IN 1995:

An F line preview charter of three cars (1, 130, and 1050) took place on August 27, 1995. Here is car 1 pulling into Geneva Yard. Three photos added 02/15/09.


Car 1 in the lineup on Market Street for the F line opening on September 1, 1995. One photo added 02/15/09.

PHOTOS TAKEN IN 1996:



Car 1 in regular F-line service on a rainy December 21, 1996. Photos at Transbay Terminal and at 17th-Castro-Market Sts. Seventeen photos added 02/25/09.

PHOTOS TAKEN IN 2001:


Car 1 and car 228 were out on special E-Embarcadero service from Don Chee Way south to the Caltrain Station in July 2001. The dash bunting indicates Independence Day celebration. Ten photos added 02/25/09.

PHOTOS TAKEN IN 2004:

Car 1 at Noe and 17th Streets on February 14, 2004. The streetcar is going out of service to Geneva Yard. Four replacement photos added 02/15/09.

PHOTOS TAKEN IN 2011:



Car 1 is back from Brookville and stored inside Muni Metro East Division awaiting a motor repair. Photos taken January 22, 2011 on a tour of MME arranged by the late Cameron Beach. You wouldn't know she was 98 years old. (By the way, image 130 was used in Peter Ehrlich's book "San Francisco's F-Line" on page 140.) Seventeen photos added 01/23/11.

PHOTOS TAKEN IN 2012:



Car 1 was given a ceremony on April 5, 2012 welcoming its return to the Municipal Railway streetcar fleet. This was the Muni's centennial year, and car 1 figures prominently in a new logo honoring that hundred years. The ceremony was held at Justin Herman Plaza, while the car was parked in the inbound lane of Don Chee Way. Fourteen photos added 04/05/12.



Senator Dianne Feinstein, former mayor Willie Brown, current mayor Ed Lee, and Market Street Railway president Rick Laubscher are among the honored guests (including SFMTA officials and city supervisors) at the April 5, 2012 ceremony. Here, they pose with car 1. They then assembled inside a tent to speak to the press and public. Eleven photos added 04/05/12.


Car 1 has been turned around on the outbound track on April 5, 2012. Three photos added 04/05/12.



Car 1 with dignitaries from the ceremony heads outbound with a police escort on April 5, 2012. According to the NextMuni website, the streetcar turned back at Eleventh Street. Nine photos added 04/05/12.



Car 1 inbound at Don Chee Way on April 5, 2012. It was used to train crews for vintage car operation. Nine photos added 04/05/12.


Car 1 outbound at the Ferry Plaza on April 5, 2012. Five photos added 04/05/12.

PHOTOS TAKEN IN 2012 (CONTINUED):



Car 1 at Embarcadero and Don Chee Way on October 6, 2012. This was the trolley's first revenue service since its return from Brookville, and the waterfront was busy with Fleet Week, America's Cup racing, and the Blue Angels. Fifteen photos added 10/07/12.






Car 1 northbound at Embarcadero and Don Chee Way on October 6, 2012. Thirty photos added 10/07/12.




Car 1 back at the Ferry Plaza on October 6, 2012. Twenty-two photos added 10/07/12.






Car 1 northbound from the Ferry Plaza on October 6, 2012. Twenty-six photos added 10/07/12.






As part of Muni's centennial observation, car 1 was one of a number of preserved vehicles that made appearances on two November Sundays. Here it lines up with Marmon 776 and PCC 1006 at Market and Spear Sts. on November 4, 2012. Twenty-five photos added 11/07/12.




Car 1 outbound at Market and Church Sts. on November 4, 2012. Seventeen photos added 11/07/12.






Car 1 turning back at Don Chee Way for its last outbound trip and pull-in to the barn on November 4, 2012. Thirty photos added 11/07/12.




Car 1 outbound at Market and Third Sts. on November 4, 2012. Thirteen photos added 11/07/12.