San Francisco Streetcar to be Dedicated to Harvey Milk Tomorrow


A classic San Francisco streetcar will be dedicated to Harvey Milk, who took the Muni transport daily during his job as SF supervisor in 1978, on Tuesday:

Milk_muni“Municipal Railway Streetcar No. 1051, painted in the same green-and-cream color scheme that Muni used when Milk was elected to the Board of Supervisors in 1977, will have interior placards with photos and text detailing the life of Milk and his impact on San Francisco politics and the gay rights movement. Also noted will be his advocacy of public transit.”

Gus van Sant’s Milk biopic premieres Tuesday as well, at San Francisco’s Castro Theatre: “The 60-year-old streetcar appeared in ‘Milk,’ the movie about the supervisor’s life…City officials will dedicate the streetcar-turned-moving-memorial at an 11 a.m. ceremony at 17th and Castro streets…The Milk streetcar, built originally for Philadelphia and purchased by San Francisco in 1992, will run on the F-line, the route served by the city’s fleet of 32 historic streetcars that runs from the Castro, along Market Street and the Embarcadero, to Fisherman’s Wharf.”

S.F. streetcar to be dedicated to Harvey Milk [sf chronicle]