Market Street Railway Company

1925

Fillmore Hill "Dinky" Streetcar Blueprint

Authentic Blueprint 1925 Dinkey Streetcar Fillmore Hill San Francisco

DESCRIPTION: Rare find! An original, authentic blueprint diagram from 1925 for a Market Street Railway Company streetcar. That is a San Francisco, Ca. streetcar, number 649!

The blueprint still carries the MS index number, 755, in red crayon, that would have been used to uniquely identify the blueprint and to tie it to a set of specifications. This type of streetcar was known to have a rough ride because unlike larger cars, "single-truck" streetcars had only one set of four wheels.

Rectangular purple ink stamp on verso for "Market Street Railway Company | Aug 29, 1925 | Blue Print Room". Number M.M. 3013.

Title reads: "Market Street Railway Company. M.M. Department. Body Dimensions of Fillmore Hill Cars after Reconstruction. Overall length 26' 3.5".
Overall Width 8' 0" ". 8/24/25.

Market Street Railway Co.

Some of the literature refers to this 26 foot long diminutively-sized street-car as a "Dinky". In its general dimensions and rolling equipment, our blueprint is very similar to car 578, built in 1896, one of the first generation of San Francisco's electric streetcars. Today, number 578 is stated to be the, "world’s oldest streetcar still on the active roster of an urban transit agency."

The Market Street Railway Company began on July 4, 1860 with a steam railway. After a series of mergers and sales, the company was acquired by Standard Gas & Power Company in late 1925.

Sources: https://www.kalw.org/post/how-muni-s-oldest-streetcar-survived-122-years-become-san-francisco-s-sweetheart#stream/0
Vielbaum, Hoffman, Ute, Townley. San Francisco's Market Street Railway. Charleston. Arcadia Pub. 2004.

CREATOR: Market Street Railway Company

PUBLICATION DATE: 1925

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: United States

BODY OF WATER: N/A

CONDITION: Good.  No major condition issues. Minor edge wear. Somewhat grubby but still in all a clean, bright, blue. Solid.

COLORING: Cyanotype blue color.

ENGRAVER: 

SIZE: 22 " x 17 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 

PRICE: $600


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