San Francisco Street Railway Map

Here is the current draft of my forthcoming historical map of Street Railways in San Francisco. It follows the same basic format as the Melbourne and Sydney tram maps, although of course there are open cable lines depicted!

To accompany the map, I am preparing a chronology, which will provide source information for all the data in the map. I would be very happy to hear of any errors or omissions – especially prior to the map being finalised!! The draft map depicts the Central Subway as being open (no opening date yet of course!) and I expect to be able to print and hopefully sell the map soon after the rerouting of the T line into the Central Subway early in 2023.

Car house and cable engine house locations are also depicted, and I have also prepared a list of sources which explain why they are placed where they are.

Please note that I have not included franchise holding operations in the map. This was when a company would operate a skeleton service over a stretch of track merely in order to hold the legal right to run a service, and just as importantly, prevent rivals from competing!

Click on the link below to view the current draft. I will try to post an updated version every month. Comments to me at

San Francisco street railway chronology December 2022

Engine House and Car House Locations September 22