This car was built new for the San Francisco Municipal Railway by the St. Louis Car Company in 1951. It is the first car in the MUNI 1016 to 1040 series, which was the last order of PCC cars built in the United States. The car was built as a two-man car with a conductor’s station opposite the center doors. The car was converted to one-man operation with front entrance in 1954. This car was replaced by the Boeing–Vertol Light Rail Vehicles. The car was used on a Bay Area Electric Railroad Association excursion over the MUNI lines in San Francisco on October 25, 1951 to celebrate the arrival of the a new series of cars. Car 1016 was purchased by the Museum in October 1982.