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Market Street Railway

Market Street Railway Photo, San Francisco, California

Market Street Railway is a nonprofit organization with a focus on keeping vintage streetcars running. Acquisition and restoration are also its purpose, as it's run by the people who love this old vintage stock.

I like hearing the sound of steel on rail rolling by and watching these old, brightly painted streetcars along Market Street. Another rolls by every so often. It's really nice watching them go by, like a little train going around a Christmas tree--except this is life-size, no Christmas tree, but it feels special, like it could be.

The restoration facility is at Market and Duboce Streets. The volunteers work in an open space on restoring these old cars and putting them back into service.

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