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History in Motion

Muni Heritage Weekend is Here!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

The time has come for Muni Heritage Weekend, and this year we have two special treats straight from the SFMTA Photo Archive! Join us this Saturday and Sunday, September 26 - 27, 2015, to celebrate the long, rich history of San Francisco's Municipal Railway with a ride on one of our favorite historic vehicles. In addition to the rides, we'll be unveiling a pop-up exhibit of historic photos inside the historic buses that will be in service during the weekend and holding a photo contest via social media!

SF Municipal Railway Streetcar 1 Passing Ferry Building | November 2, 2014

SF Municipal Railway Streetcar 1 Passing Ferry Building | November 2, 2014

Our unique exhibit entitled, "Moving History: Vintage Muni Views," will feature images taken during the eras when these buses carried paying customers, from the 1940s - 1990s. Riding a historic vehicle is a special experience that this photo show takes one step further by showing people exactly what the city was like when that vehicle was out on the streets every day. A special blend of images depicting various aspects of our transportation history, these photos have never been published in an exhibit like this and are not to be missed, so come check out these vintage views on the streets!

Close up of GMC Coach 3287 reflected in Mamiya Twin Lens Reflex Camera Lens | September 22, 2015
Catch a Vintage View, Post with #MuniHeritage and Get a Chance to Win (1960s Mamiya camera not required) | Sept. 21 - 27, 2015

You can also connect with Muni history by participating in the #MuniHeritage photo contest for a chance to win a limited edition poster from the SFMTA Photo Archive. Just take a photo that includes one of our historic buses, streetcars or cable cars and post it on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter with the tag #MuniHeritage to enter. The contest runs until midnight on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015, and five winners will be drawn randomly from the entrants to receive a 24x36" black and white photo poster featuring one of our historic images.

So come on out to the Market Street Railway Museum at Steuart Street to check out our vehicles, photos, and take your own snaps for a chance to win.  And, check out more #MuniHeritage and historic photos on the SFMTA Photo Archive website and follow us on FlickrTwitterGoogle+, and Instagram!