CTRC - The California Trolley and Railroad Corporation.
Preserving the historical heritage of railroading and trolleys in the Santa Clara Valley of California.

1863 San Francisco Horse Drawn Street Car (#7)

ImageCar 7 was built in 1863, probably by the Stevenson Company, and was shipped to San Francisco around the Horn with several other horse drawn street cars.  It ran on the Central Railroad from the Ferry Building to Potrero and Lone Mountain through the business district north of Market Street. 

After service as a horse drawn car, it may have been used as a trailer on cable cars.  After 25 years of service, it became a tool shed until it was reduced and exhibited on the Hyde street pier for some years.  The remains were acquired by the CTRC and restoration was completed in 1993. 

The horse drawn street car can be seen at the Trolley Barn on the grounds of the History Museums of San Jose, 1600 Senter Road, San Jose, California, 95112.

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