THE GS TRAM SITE

SAN FRANCISCO AND THE EAST BAY AREA

CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES

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1 Jan. 1950

The San Francisco area streetcar, cablecar and interurban systems after the wholesale elimination of the former Market Street Railway routes and the abandonment of streetcars in Oakland / Berkeley.


San Francisco streetcar San Francisco streetcar San Francisco cable car
San Francisco cable car San Francisco streetcar Oakland interurban
   Oakland interurban   

San Francisco tram map - 1950

INSET: DOWNTOWN SAN FRANCISCO

San Francisco 1950 downtown tram map

INSET: OAKLAND AND BERKELEY

Oakland 1950 tram map



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ROUTES

Operator: San Francisco Municipal Railway (MUNI)

STREETCAR ROUTES

B Bridge Terminal - Market Street - Geary - 33rd Av. - Balboa St. - Ocean Beach [No evening, Sunday or holiday service]
C Bridge Terminal - Market Street - Geary - 2nd Av. - Cornwall St. [No evening, Sunday or holiday service]
D Bridge Terminal - Market Street - Van Ness - Union - Greenwich St. - Presidio [No evening, Sunday or holiday service]
F Scott St. – Chestnut St. – Van Ness Av. – North Point St. – Columbus Av. – Stockton St. – 4th St. - Townsend St. - SP Terminal [No evening, Sunday or holiday service]
H Bay St. – Van Ness Av. – 11th St. – Potrero Av. – Army St. (now Cesar Chavez St.) [No evening, Sunday or holiday service]
J Bridge Terminal - Market Street - Church - 30th St.
K Bridge Terminal – Market St. – Twin Peaks Tunnel – West Portal – Ocean Av.- Brighton Av. – Onondaga and Mission St. [Some weekday rush-hour and Sunday services to Brighton & Grafton]
L Bridge Terminal - Market St. – Twin Peaks Tunnel – Taraval St. – San Francisco Zoo
M Bridge Terminal – Market St. – Twin Peaks Tunnel – West Portal – Ocean Av.- 19th Av. - Broad St. - Plymouth Av. [Evenings, Sundays and holidays: Ferry Bldg. - West Portal only]
N Bridge Terminal – Market St. – Sunset Tunnel - Judah St. – La Playa

Last day of operation of San Francisco streetcar lines abandoned between 1 Jan. 1950 and 1 Jan. 1955:

CABLE CAR ROUTES OPERATED BY THE SAN FRANCISCO MUNICIPAL RAILWAY

   Powell & Market – Powell St. – Jackson St. [Back: Washington St.] - Mason St. – Bay St.
   Powell & Market – Powell St. – Jackson St. [Back: Washington St.] – Alta Plaza Park

CABLE CAR ROUTES OPERATED BY THE CALIFORNIA STREET CABLE RAILWAY CO.

California California & Drumm – California St. – Presidio Av.
Jones St. Shuttle Jones & Market – Jones St. – Jones & O'Farrell
O'Farrell/Jones/Hyde O'Farrell & Market – O'Farrell St. – Jones St. – Pine St. – Hyde St. – Beach St.

Last day of operation of San Francisco cable car lines abandoned between 1 Jan. 1950 and 1 Jan. 1955:

INTERURBAN ROUTES

Operator: Key System

  A Bridge Terminal (San Francisco) - Bay Bridge - 12th St. (Oakland) - 14th St. - Melrose - Havenscourt
  B Bridge Terminal (San Francisco) - Bay Bridge - Oakland (Grand Av. - Trestle Glen Rd.)
  C Bridge Terminal (San Francisco) - Bay Bridge - Oakland (40th St. - Piedmont)
  E Bridge Terminal (San Francisco) - Bay Bridge - Claremont Av. - Claremont Hotel
  F Bridge Terminal (San Francisco) - Bay Bridge - Berkeley (Adeline St. - Shattuck Av. - Solano Av. & The Alameda)

Last day of operation of Bay Area interurban lines abandoned between 1 Jan. 1950 and 1 Jan. 1955:



CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM

NETWORK LENGTH



HISTORY

GAUGE


TRAM PRESERVATION

The San Francisco Railway Museum displays many relics of the streetcar and cable car history of the city. The Market Street Railway operates many historic streetcars over actual line F of the San Francisco streetcar system (Muni). The cable car system has its own museum at the Cable Car Museum at Washington and Mason.

The Western Railway Museum in Rio Vista Junction, Suisun City, about 40 miles (65 km.) north-east of San Francisco, has both restored heritage streetcars and interurbans in its collection, running them on museum tracks for visitors.


SOURCES

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WIKIS

WEB SITES

Special thanks to Bob Townley of Fairfield CA and to Alexander Rapp of Boston MA for their kind help in preparing these maps.



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