71 imagesThis gallery contains images of "service" or "work" streetcars. These cars were not intended to carry passengers and were instead considered to be non-revenue generating equipment. Many of these vehicles were equipped to do specialty jobs ranging from moving sand to stringing overhead lines. Service streetcars were crucial for the maintenance and construction of streetcar and cable car systems throughout San Francisco. Many thanks to Emiliano Echeverría for selecting images for this gallery, and for generously contributing his time and knowledge of San Francisco history. SFMTA is grateful for the countless hours Mr. Echeverría has devoted to the Photo Archive.
12 imagesThis gallery contains images of special "observation" or "sightseeing" cars that took passengers to scenic parts of San Francisco in the early 1900s. Prior to the 1906 Earthquake and Fire, the sightseeing streetcars went to Mission Dolores, Golden Gate Park and the Cliff House, as popular with tourists then as it is now. The sightseeing cars were named "Golden Gate" and "California." United Railroads also chartered streetcars for private parties. These party streetcars were known as "Hermosa," "Sierra" and "San Francisco."