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San Francisco's Lost Streetcars

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Fated forever to waste away: Market Street Railway blog, a project of the nonprofit that devotes itself to restoring streetcars for the F-Market line, has the tale of nine San Francisco streetcars languishing in Missouri, of all places. How'd they get there? They were part of a batch sold to a starry-eyed guy in Tahoe who wanted to build a solar-powered streetcar line there. That didn't happen, but a Missouri developer bought some to turn into bookstores and sushi restaurants (what, no diner?). Real estate bust hit, and that didn't happen either. Result: rusty streetcar grave. [Market Street Railway]