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San Francisco Municipal Railway merger of 1944

Robert P. Townley

San Francisco Municipal Railway merger of 1944

by Robert P. Townley

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Published by Western Railroader for the Western Railfan in San Mateo, Calif.] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Market Street Railway,
  • San Francisco Municipal Railway,
  • Street-railroads,
  • Local transit,
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesSan Francisco street cars, 1944 through 1964.
    SeriesThe Western railroader for the western railfan -- no. 286, 278 and 300.
    ContributionsPerry, John E.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination24, 16 p. :
    Number of Pages24
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25579594M
    OCLC/WorldCa30063507

    Authoritative and well-written history of the Market Street Railway of San Francisco, this is the revised edition (with extra diagrams). The MSR was the backbone of the city's mass transit system from , when it was purchased by the smaller but better funded Municipal s: 3. San Francisco Municipal Railway. Cable Car Division Senior Luncheon; From San Francisco Blue Book and Club Directory, JJ Hoag, September $ Merger with Market Street Railway, which had raised its fares .

    The San Francisco cable car system is the world's last manually operated cable car system. An icon of San Francisco, the cable car system forms part of the intermodal urban transport network operated by the San Francisco Municipal the 23 lines established between and , only three remain (one of which combines parts of two earlier lines): two routes from . In the City and County of San Francisco began operation of a municipal street railway line. This line is not and never has been under the Railroad Commission's jurisdiction. It expanded rapidly, its routes in some instances parallel those of .

    Template:Infobox political post The Mayor of the City and County of San Francisco is the head of the executive branch of the San Francisco city and county mayor has the duty to enforce city laws, and the power to either approve or veto bills passed by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, the legislative mayor serves a four-year term and is limited . In the San Francisco East Bay Area, anther interurban came to be in the same era when all communities were building electric railroads. Originally launched as the Oakland and Antioch Railway, then the Oakland, Antioch and Eastern Railway and ultimately the San Francisco-Sacramento Railroad up until the merger with the Northern Electric.


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San Francisco Municipal Railway merger of 1944 by Robert P. Townley Download PDF EPUB FB2

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency oversees transit, streets and taxis in the city of San Francisco, California. Muni Routes & Stops Explore Muni train, bus and historic streetcar and cable car routes. Neighborhoods Follow street-level happenings in your community.

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Video. An illustration of an audio speaker. San Francisco Municipal Railway merger of Item Preview remove-circle Share or Embed This : Muni is short for the "Municipal" in "San Francisco Municipal Railway" and is not an acronym; thus, when it is written in plain text, only Muni (not MUNI) is correct.

The Muni metro is often called "the train" or "the streetcar." Most San Francisco natives use 'Muni' when speaking about the system (Metro & buses) in gauge: 4 ft 8 ¹⁄₂ in (1, mm) standard gauge. Here in California the Eureka Municipal Railway operated streetcars until San Francisco was not able to buy the competing privately owned Market Street Railway until The Muni monopoly became complete in when it purchased the bankrupt California Street Cable Railroad.

Today, the San Francisco Municipal Railway (SF Muni or Muni. CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES. 29 Sept. The San Francisco area streetcar, cablecar and interurban systems on the day of the merger of the Municipal and Market St.

Railways. The year marks the centennial of the year our namesake, Market Street Railway Company, took over most of San Francisco transit operations from United Railroads, beginning a fierce rivalry with the young Municipal Railway (Muni) that culminated in the merger of The San Francisco trolleybus system forms part of the public transportation network serving San Francisco, in the state of California, United on October 6,it presently comprises 15 lines, and is operated by the San Francisco Municipal Railway, commonly known as Muni (or the Muni), with around trolleybuses.

In San Francisco, these vehicles are. The San Francisco Municipal Railway, (URR), has acquired over ten separate transit companies through a variety of mergers. URR’s disregard for the public welfare, corruption of public officials, and callous labor practices, including violent labor unrest inso anger San Francisco voters that in December voters approve a bond.

Thanks to author Joe Collias's book "Frisco Power: Locomotives And Trains Of The St. Louis-San Francisco Railway, ," for help with much of the above roster information. A St. Louis-San Francisco (Frisco) F7A, #21, is showing its age as it leads a mixed freight train outside of Altamont, Kansas during the 's.

Muni acquired the Elkton property during their merger with United Railroads / Market Street Railway in InMuni built its first new, "modern" bus yard at the corner of Ocean Avenue and San Jose, on the northeastern corner of the Elkton Shops block.

The Market Street Railway Company was clearly in bad condition when the merger occurred. There are many anecdotal references to this that still circulate, but those responsible for the combined property were quite direct.

The 40 Line - San Francisco & San Mateo Electric Railway. San Francisco Municipal Railway Merger of “The Western Railroader” ’s. $ Free shipping. San Francisco Municipal Railway 5 Year Plan L.R.V.

Cable Booklet “ Book Seller Rating: % positive. The Municipal Railway (Muni) started service on Geary Street three years later, on Decem Muni expanded service in the following decades, but the United Railroads remained much larger.

In the city acquired the United Railroads, which by then had been renamed the Market Street Railway. Highlights from the collection include Sacramento Northern Birney Safety Petaluma and Santa Rosa Railroad comb San Francisco Municipal Railway -MUNI streetcarKey System Bay Bridge Units andKey System streetcarKey System streetcarMelbourne & Metropolitan Tramways Board streetcarand a car from the.

Inthe San Francisco Municipal Railway opened its very first public transportation route with a streetcar on Geary Street: the “A” Line. Maya Angelou worked briefly for Market Street Railway as a conductor on the 7 Line in the summer ofprior to the merger with Muni.

She recalled prejudice among MSRy workers, but remembered. Photo: Private Collection, San Francisco. Carbarn at Valencia and Tiffany, late '10s-early s. Photo: San Francisco History Center, San Francisco Public Library.

Valencia and Mission streets, August Photo: San Francisco History Center, San Francisco Public Library. Southern Pacific train running on Harrison Street near 21st, Obverse.

San Francisco, California Municipal Railway transit token Minted from Lettering: MUNICIPAL SF RAILWAY. Reverse. One fare, San Francisco. Inat the age of 16, Maya Angelou walked into Muni's personnel department to ask for an application to become a streetcar conductor.

She had moved to San Francisco from St. Louis with her. San Francisco Municipal Railway maker Scovill Manufacturing Company Measurements overall: cm; 5/8 in ID Number accession number catalog number See more items in Work and Industry: Production and Manufacturing Industry & Manufacturing.

An icon of San Francisco, the cable car system forms part of the intermodal urban transport network operated by the San Francisco Municipal Railway. Of the 23 lines established between andonly three remain: two routes from downtown near Union Square to Fisherman's Wharf, and a third route along California Street.

When the Municipal Railway opened the Twin Peaks tunnel in and the Sunset Tunnel init gave the city-owned system a distinct advantage over Market Street Railway. The early s saw the further decline of the Market Street Railway. In it was acquired by San Francisco Municipal Railway and faded into transit history.If you were born and raised in San Francisco and used the public transit system to get around town, then this book is a real great resource to understanding the wonderful transit system that was in place before the automobile took over.

Great historical info and pictures of San Francisco's Municipal Railway system at the height of it's s: 3.– – American Railroad ridership reaches its highest level as U.S. trains ferry soldiers across the country to fight in the European and Pacific Theaters of war.

Ridership begins to decline after the war as the automobile takes the place of trains. – The great Pennsylvania Railroad, for the first time in its history, records a loss during its centennial year.