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Presidio and Ferries 28

P&F 28 in storage. P&F 28 in storage. Joe Cliscagne Photo


This trolley car has a body style similar to California Street cable car. The car is a double-end, single-truck, deck-roof car with a four-wheel Peckham truck and lever operated hand brakes.


This car was built by J. S. Hammond Car Company in 1895 for the first Market Street Railway Company (1893 to 1902). Then it became United Railroads 755. It was sold to Presidio & Ferries Railway in 1906 following the San Francisco earthquake and fire for the electrification of its line that ran from the Ferries to the Presidio (the Union Street line) that consisted of horsecar, cable car and steam services. The San Francisco Municipal Railway acquired this car when the P & F franchise expired in 1913. It became their car 317. When retired from revenue service in 1922 it became San Francisco Municipal Railway work car C-4 and was retired in 1946. It was acquired by traction preservationists Robert Townley, Val Golding, and J. G. Graham in the spring of 1947 for $80.00. The car was stored on a farm in Pescadero until the Bay Area Electric Railroad Association acquired it January 1965.

  • Vintage Photo: Vintage Photo
  • Vintage Caption: P&F #3 at ferry building. [BAERA 18769]
  • Owners: Presidio & Ferries 28. United Railways 755. San Francisco Municiple Railway 317.
  • Technical Data: Wooden single truck California type. Built by J. S. Hammond Car Company of San Francisco in 1895. Seats 30. Total car weight, empty, 20,300 pounds.
  • Trucks: Peckham 9A. Wheels. Axle. Journals. Traction motors, 2-35 horsepower @ 500 VDC, inside hung.
  • Air Brake Equipment: Brake equipment, hand, two per end, one shoe brake and one track brake.
  • Dimensions: Width. Length over buffers, 26”. Height. Truck wheelbase.
  • Propulsion Equipment: General Electric type K. Controller, K-10. Traction motors, GE 1000. Power resistors.
  • Misc Data: Trolley. Trolley Base.
  • Current Condition: Car is complete but in very poor condition. It is housed indoors.
  • Proposed Future Treatment: House in covered storage until restoration to original condition is possible.
  • Date Last Modified: Saturday, 04 June 2011


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