Life in Colour

To find out more about this year’s photo challenge here on Travel Words, please read this post.

This week I am going to look at San Francisco Streetcars. Red ones naturally.

Birmingham, Alabama, PCC Car, 1077, built in 1947. This car’s exterior commemorates Birmingham, Alabama, which operated PCC streetcars from 1947 to 1953. When streetcars were a new technology, around the turn of the 20th Century, it was common for systems to be owned by the local electric utility.

Philadelphia Suburban Transportation Co. PCC Car, 1007, built in 1948. This car commemorates Philadelphia Suburban Transportation Co. (PST)–the ‘Red Arrow’ lines serving Philly’s western suburbs–which ran interurban cars with some PCC features from 1949 to 1982.

If you want to learn more about San Francisco’s historic streetcars and cable cars then please visit the Market Street Railway Museum.

Do you have any red transportation?

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I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

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