THE GS TRAM SITE

SAN FRANCISCO AND THE EAST BAY AREA

CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES

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1 Jan. 1955

The San Francisco area streetcar, cablecar and interurban systems after abandonment of streetcar lines D, F and H and the merger of the two cable-car systems.


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 - 1955

INSET: DOWNTOWN SAN FRANCISCO

San Francisco 1955 downtown tram map

INSET: OAKLAND AND BERKELEY

Oakland 1955 tram map



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ROUTES

STREETCAR ROUTES

Operator: San Francisco Municipal Railway (MUNI)

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]
J Bridge Terminal - Market Street - Church - 30th St.
K Bridge Terminal – Market St. – Twin Peaks Tunnel – West Portal – Ocean Av.- Phelan Av.
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. 1955 and 1 May 1958:

CABLE CAR ROUTES

Operator: San Francisco Municipal Railway (MUNI)

Mason Powell & Market – Powell St. – Jackson St. [Back: Washington St.] - Mason St. – Bay St.
Hyde Powell St. – Jackson St. [Back: Washington St.] – Hyde St. – Beach St.
California California & Market – California St. – Van Ness Av.

INTERURBAN ROUTES

Operator: Key System

  A Bridge Terminal (San Francisco) - Bay Bridge - 12th St. (Oakland) - 12th St. & Fallon St.
  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. 1955 and 1 May 1958:



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

PRINT

WIKIS

WEB SITES

Special thanks to Bob Townley of Fairfield, CA for his kind suggestions for improving these pages on the history of the rail-based urban transit network of the San Francisco area.



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