Cream Cheese in the mist

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    Market Street, San Francisco

    Originally built in 1947, streetcar 1060 is painted in the colors of the Philadelphia Rapid Transit Co. According to the streetcar.org website, "Car No. 1060, which Muni acquired from Philadelphia, models the original PTC livery of silver with cream window area and electric blue striping. The similarity to the packaging of Kraft’s famous Philadelphia Cream Cheese did not go unnoticed, hence the car’s nickname, "Cream Cheese".

    Roadsidepictures, Firelady1, skew-t, and 10 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. TheAlieness GiselaGiardino²³ 99 months ago | reply

      =) cream cheese not only tastes good, but looks good!

      thanks for sharing, I love these stories you deliver.

    2. The Rocketeer 99 months ago | reply

      This is a great shot! I love the steam escaping the grates in the street.

    3. Jackal1 99 months ago | reply

      Love how the streetcar almost comes to life with personality with its face.

    4. Telstar Logistics 99 months ago | reply

      I caught this while walking across the street this weekend to go to the Apple Store. Walking through the steam, with 1060 waiting at the stoplight felt like being in one of those old film noir movies.

      The moral of the story:

      Digital camera -- Don't leave home without it!

    5. dannebrog 86 months ago | reply

      great shot. i grew up in philly, though these cars were a bit before my time.

    6. Michiel2005 86 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm the admin for the group called PCC tram, and I'd appreciate it if you would add your photo to the group. Other pics of the PCC are most welcome too.

    7. foggydave 84 months ago | reply

      Great shot. I'm actually the webmaster for streetcar.org, so I'm glad to see you're utilizing our website. The Cream Cheese car has always been one of my favorites on the F-line. Love the steam from the sewer grates! (And love the Apple Store too.)

    8. Telstar Logistics 84 months ago | reply

      Foggydave, streetcar.org is a fantastic resource. Thank you!

    9. Rodrigo Perez 51 months ago | reply

      i love the nicknames!

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