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.





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. The large quantity of photos taken in October and November 2012 reflect the use of my new DSLR (Nikon D3100) set to continuous shooting mode.








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.

PHOTOS TAKEN IN 2013:


Car 1 out for Heritage Weekend passes car 130 at the northern end of the Ferry Building on November 3, 2013. Seven photos added 09/14/17.



Car 1 leaving the Ferry Building on November 3, 2013. Eight photos added 09/14/17.





Car 1 among other streetcars doing layover between Mission St. and Don Chee Way on November 3, 2013. Eighteen photos added 09/14/17.




Car 1 at Don Chee Way and Steuart St. on November 3, 2013. Twelve photos added 09/14/17.

PHOTOS TAKEN IN 2014:



Car 1 out for Heritage Weekend at the Embarcadero layover on November 1, 2014. Nine photos added 09/13/17.



Car 1 on Don Chee Way on November 1, 2014. Seven photos added 09/13/17.


Car 1 inbound at Market and Main Sts. on November 1, 2014. Two photos added 09/13/17.





Car 1 makes the loop through Don Chee Way, Steuart, Mission to Embarcadero on November 1, 2014. Seventeen photos added 09/13/17.



Car 1 sandwiched between 578(S) and 130 in a triple shot of San Francisco streetcars on Embarcadero on November 1, 2014. Five photos added 09/13/17.



Car 1 turns onto Don Chee Way on November 1, 2014. Seven photos added 09/13/17.


Car 1 at Mission St. and Embarcadero on November 1, 2014. Three photos added 09/13/17.



Car 1 with 130 on the Embarcadero on November 1, 2014. Four photos added 09/13/17.



Car 1 arriving at the Ferry Plaza stop on November 1, 2014. Four photos added 09/14/17.

PHOTOS TAKEN IN 2015:

Car 1 out for Heritage Weekend is passing car 228 at Embarcadero and Broadway on September 26, 2015. Three photos added 09/14/17.




Car 1 at Embarcadero and Bay St. (Pier 33) on September 26, 2015. Nine photos added 09/14/17.



Car 1 at Embarcadero and Green St. (Pier 15) on September 26, 2015. Eight photos added 09/14/17.

PHOTOS TAKEN IN 2016:




Car 1 on the Embarcadero shuttle (Ferry Bldg. to Pier 39) for Heritage Weekend takes the Pier 39 turnback on September 24, 2016. Fifteen photos added 09/12/17.



Car 1 at Embarcadero and Don Chee Way on the second day of Heritage Weekend, September 25, 2016. Four photos added 09/12/17.




Car 1 at Mission St. and Embarcadero on September 25, 2016. Streetcars that lay over in the block of Embarcadero between Mission and Don Chee Way will circle the loop so that through northbound cars on E Embarcadero can pass. Nine photos added 09/12/17.


Car 1 in the layover block between Mission and Don Chee Way on September 25, 2016. Three photos added 09/12/17.



Another loop of Car 1 at Steuart and Mission Sts. on September 25, 2016. Seven photos added 09/12/17.




Car 1 pulling in from a Pier 39 trip at Embarcadero and Don Chee Way on September 25, 2016. Ten photos added 09/12/17.




Car 1 makes the layover loop (via Don Chee Way, Steuart, and Mission Sts.) on September 25, 2017. Twelve photos added 09/12/17.


Car 1 at Don Chee Way on September 25, 2016. Three photos added 09/12/17.

PHOTOS TAKEN IN 2017:




Car 1 out for Muni Heritage Weekend is turning at Embarcadero and Don Chee Way on September 9, 2017. Fourteen photos added 09/12/17.







Car 1 laying over on Embarcadero, then turning onto Don Chee Way to load for another Fishermans Wharf run, and finally heading out Embarcadero on September 9, 2017. Twenty photos added 09/12/17.



Car 1 northbound at Embarcadero and Battery St. on September 9, 2017. Five photos added 09/12/17.



Car 1 southbound at Embarcadero and Battery St. on September 9, 2017. Six photos added 09/12/17.




Car 1 arriving from a trip on the original J Church line to 30th St. on September 10, 2017. This Heritage Weekend observed the 100th anniversary of the start of J streetcars with this and a PCC car. Eleven photos added 09/12/17.




Car 1 arriving from Fishermans Wharf at Don Chee Way on September 10, 2017. Thirteen photos added 09/12/17.


Car 1 arriving to head out the J line on September 10, 2017. Two photos added 09/12/17.




Car 1 on the private right of way in Mission Dolores Park at Church and 20th Sts. on September 10, 2017. The skyline of downtown San Francisco appears in the background. Ten photos added 09/12/17.