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Sutter Street Railway 33

Sutter Street Railway 33

Description

Sutter Street Railway 33 is a grip car, which was used to pull aSutter Street Railway 33 is a grip car, which was used to pull ahorsecar, a fairly common practice in the 1880s.

History

This car was built when the Sutter Street Railway extended itsThis car was built when the Sutter Street Railway extended itsLarkin Street line across Market Street at 9th Street and on toBrannan Street. By 1891, the other end of this line had beenextended to Pacific Avenue and Divisadero Street. The SSRywas absorbed by the United Railroads of San Francisco in1902. After the 1906 earthquake and fire, he URR convertedall of the SSRy to electric operation with the exception of thePacific Avenue section between Polk and Divisadero, to which#33 was assigned. This service was abandoned without replacementin late 1929 by the Market Street Railway.

Date

1876/77: Sutter Street Railroad constructed, the 2nd cable 2nd cablerailway in San Francisco

1887: reincorporated as the Sutter Street Railway

1887: reincorporated as the Sutter Street Railway

1902: absorbed by URR

1906: San Francisco earthquake and fire

1906: URR rebuilds most of SSRy as an electric line

1929: MSRy abandons remaining section of SSRy cableline on Pacific Avenue

1970s: acquired by Bay Area Electric Railroad Association

 

  • Owners: Sutter Street Railway 33
  • Technical Data: Built: 1883 Builder: unknown Type: grip car Track gauge is 5 foot Seats: 24 Grip type: Hovey single-jaw side grip
  • Misc Data: Headlights: kerosene Car lights: kerosene
  • Current Condition: Car is complete and in fair condition stored under a roof.
  • Proposed Future Treatment: Perform required maintenance
  • Date Last Modified: Thursday, 14 July 2005

Hours

Year Round
Saturdays & Sundays
10:30 am – 5:00 pm

Summer Hours
(June 13th - August 18th)
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays & Sundays
10:30 am to 5:00 pm

Museum Location

5848 State Highway 12
Suisun City, CA 94585

(707) 374-2978

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