Sometimes, the big city feels like a small town.
One of those occasions transpired last weekend, when Telstar Logistics joined other volunteers with San Francisco's Market Street Railway to decorate two of the city's vintage streetcars for the holidays.
It's a lovely little event, actually, as older railfans collaborate with well-organized coordinators and about a half-dozen kids to transform the two cars -- New Orleans No. 952 and Milan No. 1818 -- into Santa's own form of public transit. The event provides a unique opportunity for kids of all ages to experience these wonderful streetcars in a relaxed setting, and it filled us with seasonal mirth to be involved.
Pour yourself some egg nog, put some Bing Crosby on the phonograph, settle in by the fire, and watch how the magic happens: