San Francisco Photos 18
1461 followed by work car 6206 on the first day of testing. Meanwhile a diseasel bus is trying to worm its way through. Photo by Peter Ehrlich. 24 AP 05.
Ironmonster 482 at the end of the K line at Onandaga and Mission Sts. Originally, The Market St. Railroad's route 12 ran out Mission to Onanadaga, then Onanadaga to Ocean, following Ocean to Sloat Blvd to the zoo. Muni dumped the 12 and extended the K from Brighton and Ocean to Mission. Every other K car ran to the Mission terminus, the others to the original terminus at Brighton and Grafton Sts. In 1952 the K was shortened to Philan Loop and Muni's new 12 Ocean trolley line, which ran from the Embarcadero out MIssion to Ocean to Phelan Loop, went into service. Photo could have been by John Stern. 1949.
GM "trolley" going down California St. The GM was actually a diseasel bus outfitted for trolley poles and collectors. It was featured in the Movie Heart and Soul. It did not have an electric motor and the poles never made contact with any overhead in the film. In another shot not included here, the trolley was seen going up Van Ness with poles flailing around. In one scene the trolley is out of control and goes over the end of Stockton above the tunnel and crashes. In that scene, a mock up was used. In these and later scenes sparks are scene including one where the trolley is going through a field with no overhead. Photo captured in 2005.