Re: Muni musings - tunnel walking

05/11/09 - posted by W. M.

I've heard a few people boast they walked through the tunnel, but have never seen any "walkers" coming out so it is not something I ever really believed. I HAVE seen a couple "back bumper hitchhikers" grabbing a free ride on the L Taraval going into the tunnel at West Portal and getting off at Forest Hill once as I watched out the back window.

There were a few times I remember riding through the tunnel when the electric boom disengaged from the power line stopping the streetcar and leaving it dark as the conductor had to get off and reconnect it. I would wonder if someone hitching a ride on the back pulled it off and ran to not get caught.

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