San Francisco’s Harvey Milk Streetcar Returns to Service

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) joined its non-profit partner, the Market Street Railway (MSR), to celebrate the return to service of the President’s Conference Committee (PCC) streetcar number 1051, which honors human rights pioneer and transit advocate Supervisor Harvey Milk.

PCC 1051 is the first vehicle in a 16-streetcar rehabilitation contract to return to service fully restored, rebuilt and upgraded. The project included installation of security cameras, improved braking, re-engineering of the electrical and propulsion systems, inspection of current ancillary electrical systems, and rewiring all lighting systems. Structural and accessibility upgrades were made shortly after the initial procurement.

The historic streetcar displays the green and cream livery of the 1960s and is the same PCC model that was in service at that time. It was featured in the film “Milk.”

The restoration is part of a larger, $31.5 million fleet expansion program that will rehabilitate 26 historic streetcars. Sixteen of these streetcars are from the original fleet that opened in 1995. The program will be funded by federal, state and local funds, including $3.5 million in Prop. K funds.