Mechanista in G Ep. 264: San Francisco Municipal Transit Authority

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I have been to San Francisco just the once. I toured the city on foot, on bicycle, by cab, and yes, by streetcar. With such hills, it’s not hard to imagine how these more uncommon form of public transportation became a dominant one in the 415. Courtesy of some hard work and research by listener Monophonic, let us show you the streetcars of Frisco.

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If you want to find us on Twitter, Dylan is @lowpolyrobot and Six is @sixdettmar. Our opening theme is the Hangar Theme from Gundam Breaker 3, and our ending theme for this episode is I Left My Heart in San Francisco by Tony Bennett. Our podcast art is a fantastic piece of work from Twitter artist @fenfelt. Want to see a list of every unit we’ve covered from every episode, including variants and tangents? It’s right here.

Units discussed:

  • Unknown 1896 Hammond Car Co. Streetcar
  • Unknown 1902 “Interurban Model”
  • “Big Sub”
  • A-Type “Muni Car”
  • K-Type “Iron Monster”
  • Unknown 1924 Market Street Railway Streetcar
  • PCC “Magic Carpet”
  • PCC “Torpedo”/”Big Ten”
  • PCC “Baby Ten”
  • LRV1 US Standard Light Rail Vehicle
  • LRV2/3 San Francisco LRV
  • LRV4 S200 SF


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