This year marks the 100th anniversary of Muni, San Francisco’s Municipal Railway. Inaugurated by Mayor James Rolph Jr in 1912, Muni was the first publicly-owned transit system in a major U.S. city.
With permission from the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), we are pleased to be able to post two pictures from SFMTA’s extensive photo archives.
First, the J Line under construction, Dolores Park, 1916.
Second, the Presidio Carhouse Streetcar Repair, 1936.
You can find more incredibly cool SFMTA photos here and here. In the words of SFMTA, “These amazing images tell the story of San Francisco, its transition from a stretch of sand dunes to an internationally acclaimed city, it’s rise from the rubble of the devastating earthquake of 1906 and the vital role public transportation played and continues to play in revitalizing the city.”
Please note: These photos are copyrighted by the SFMTA. All rights to these photos are reserved.