San Diego Streetcars

The last San Diego streetcar run was April 24, 1949

A Class VII car on the #2 line approaches 12th Street as it heads west on Broadway

West on Broadway between 8th and 9th
Heading east on Broadway in
front of the Tower Theater

The turn-around at the Santa Fe station
The Naval Hospital stop

The Georgia Street bridge
Just south of University on Park Blvd

Any guesses?

Repair car at the Adams Avenue car
barn overlooking Mission Valley

Heading west on Adams
Avenue at the car barn
The Adams Avenue car barn

Your mention of the streetcars brought back many memories of public transportation in San Diego. My father drove for San Diego Transit for 36 plus years until the stress finally forced him into retirement. His favorite assignment was the route that went to Coronado via the Coronado Ferry when it was operational. He also operated the streetcars and was sad to see them go. As a dependent of a Bus Operator, I had a free pass until my 19th year and used it to ride all over San Diego and to use it as my transportation to the beaches for swimming and fishing, and to downtown to the Library and the movies. I still remember the time when we could buy a big bag of popcorn at the Kresge's Store and take it into the theatre. I guess that dates me! Dan Richards 65

Return to San Diego Photos Page

Return to Historic Photos Page