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Streetcar Out & In

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 10 August 2011 in Transportation and Portfolio.

OUT of the past and IN to the future - along the historic trolley car "F" Line in San Francisco. This project was the vision of California U. S. Senator Diane Feinstein back when she was mayor of the city in the late 1970's.

There are streetcars from all around the United States and from around the world. As of today - there are 31 fully operational trolleys, another 21 that are currently being restored, and an additional 15 awaiting parts and/or funding.

This is car number 1063 representing Baltimore, Maryland.

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Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Like Time herself passing by . . what a lovely image.

10 Aug 2011 9:26am

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Oh man I love this shot, too, Stephen. The streetcars are just perfect there aren't they?? Is this rioght down about where Mission and MArket all come together across from the mall??? You must have been there at O-Dark-THirty man! Ain't nobody there!!!

10 Aug 2011 12:31pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

You take me to the City for my morning coffee...it's all there but the noise. best…jf

10 Aug 2011 12:41pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Nice, I love the focus on this.

10 Aug 2011 12:43pm

Irene from San Francisco, United States

Love it.

10 Aug 2011 3:48pm

cassiel from Mexico, Mexico

Great color contrast!

10 Aug 2011 4:52pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

I like these tones and the flattish contrast. The whole project sounds fascinating and a great way to keep these old trams running.

10 Aug 2011 5:01pm

@Curly: Hey Curly - you might enjoy seeing our "Blackpool Car" #228: http://www.streetcar.org/streetcars/228/

...and there's alinkto all of the cars if you're interested. Cheers.

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

lovely scene and brings back many fond memories.

10 Aug 2011 6:56pm

Tinx from Kuressaare, Estonia

I like this shot!

10 Aug 2011 9:17pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Thanks for that, what a great collection, I think I prefer the smaller models from Porto and New Orleans. I'll also be going to Blackpool later this year to let the kids see the Illuminations, see if I can picture any of the trams all dressed up in lights eh?

11 Aug 2011 8:23am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Faboulous idea! I thinks it's a fantastic project. I like very much these vintage cars.

12 Aug 2011 9:55am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

superb light and composition! bravo

16 Aug 2011 5:51am