Cream Cheese in the mist

Market Street, San Francisco


Originally built in 1947, streetcar 1060 is painted in the colors of the Philadelphia Rapid Transit Co. According to the 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".

  • Gisela Giardino 9y

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

    thanks for sharing, I love these stories you deliver.
  • Kevin Trotman PRO 9y

    This is a great shot! I love the steam escaping the grates in the street.
  • Janine PRO 9y

    Love how the streetcar almost comes to life with personality with its face.
  • Todd Lappin PRO 9y

    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!
  • dannebrog PRO 8y

    great shot. i grew up in philly, though these cars were a bit before my time.
  • Michiel2005 PRO 8y

    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.
  • David Dugan 8y

    Great shot. I'm actually the webmaster for, 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.)
  • Todd Lappin PRO 8y

    Foggydave, is a fantastic resource. Thank you!
  • Rodrigo Perez 5y

    i love the nicknames!
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Taken on March 5, 2006
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