I missed the first Sunday Streets waterfront street closure over Labor Day weekend, so attending yesterday’s carfree festivities was a top priority. It seemed to be a grand success, as everyone enjoyed the fresh air and the great weather. There is a great sense of freedom that comes from being able to cross the street at any point, without having to run for your life to avoid automobiles. Here are a couple shots of carfree streets from outside the Ferry Building:
My main priority for Sunday Streets was the E-Embarcadero; I spent most of the afternoon riding and taking pictures of historic streetcars running demonstration service on waterfront tracks between Fisherman’s Wharf and the Caltrain Station. It was a great day for railfans:
The highlight of the day was the winged No. 162, which was an absolute pleasure to ride. This is quite simply a beautiful car, restored to immaculate form:
Finally, a couple more shots of cars, including No. 162, resting up at Geneva Yard:
For still more Sunday Streets streetcar pictures, and for full-sized versions of these pictures, check out the Historic Streetcars set on my Flickr account. The Market Street Railway group also has a large compilation of pictures.