San Francisco Muni Car 162 on the Embarcadero.
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On January 4, 2014, historic Muni 162 was involved in a serious collision with a truck on the streets of San Francisco.
This 100-year old car was built by the Jewitt Car Company in 1914, and is one of several authentic San Francisco streetcars working San Francisco Muni’s popular ‘F’ Line.
The car was originally retired from daily Muni service in 1958. It was completely restored by Market Street Railway volunteers between 2004 and 2008.
I made this image of 162 on San Francisco’s Embarcadero on summer evening in 2009, not far from the scene of Saturday’s unfortunate collision.
To read learn about Muni 162 see: http://www.streetcar.org/streetcars/162/
For details of the accident see: http://www.streetcar.org/blog/2014/01/no-way-to-start-its-centennial-year.html
For general media accounts see:
Hopefully, the car will soon be repaired and restored to operating condition.
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