San Francisco MUNI Boeing LRV # 1213
Car 1213 is a modern Light Rail Vehicle built for San Francisco. The helicopter division of Boeing built this car under contract with SF and Boston. These cars turned out to be overly complicated for a streetcar which led to their early retirement in SF (2001), and in Boston.
These LRV’s replaced the MUNI PCC’s. There are designed to operate on the surface using curbside loading, and in the MUNI-Metro subway with high-level platform loading. The stairs in the center of the car can be raised and lowered to switch between the subway and the street.
Car 1213 was originally built as car # 1221 for demonstration purposes. It is one of only 2 Boeing LRV’s to ever have trolley poles. In regular service it used Pantographs
This car does operate on occasion. Your fares and donations will help ensure it continues to operate
Year Built: 1977
Year Retired: 2001
Track Gauge: Standard
Car # 1213 when it was in service in San Francisco: