Former Route

Before the F-line, there was the Historic Trolley Festival each of several summer seasons in the 1980s, as well as various fan trips on historic equipment at other times.  The Festival started out in large part as an attraction  to placate visitors to the city during an extended period when the cable car network was shut down for a complete overhaul.

During this era the tracks between Duboce Ave. and surface street operation on Market were in regular use, as there was no turnback loop at Castro.  In this view one of the old San Francisco cars is coming toward Duboce Ave.

The connection still exists, but there is a gate, normally locked, at Market St.  The area closer to Market in this picture is now used mostly for restoration work.  In the area closer to the camera Muni sometimes positions temporary storage of LRV vehicles.    

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