Market Street Railway Company

1925

San Francisco Streetcar Blueprint

Authentic Blueprint 1925 Market Street Railway San Francisco

DESCRIPTION: An original, authentic blueprint diagram from 1925 for a Market Street Railway Company "double-truck" (2 sets of wheels) streetcar. San Francisco, California. Scarce. The blueprint still carries the manuscript engineering index number, 907, in red crayon, that would have been used to uniquely identify the blueprint and to tie it to a set of specifications.

Title reads: "Market Street Railway Company. M.M. Department. Body Design & Seating Arrangement of Cars 266-285, 286-305, 779-808. Drawing number M.M. 3005. 8/24/25." Overall length including bumpers was 47'.

Market Street Railway Company  47' streetcar number 285)
Streetcar number 285.


The Market Street Railway Company began operating 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.

Source: 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 with the sheet. Minor edge wear. Image appears worn due to printing the blueprint from a worn and dirty engineer's MS design trace.

COLORING: Cyanotype blue color.

ENGRAVER: 

SIZE: 30 " x 22 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 

PRICE: $375


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