Oh, the iconic cable car.  No trip San Francisco is complete without photos of them!  In addition to three new photos of cable cars below, here are my favorite facts about San Francisco’s cable cars: The San Francisco cable car system is the last working system of its kind in the world.  (Be careful not […]

San Francisco’s iconic cable cars are the last manually operated cable cars in the world.  There are no more than 26 cable cars in operation at any time, yet they carry more than seven million passengers annually.

Often confused with its iconic cable cars, San Francisco also has some pretty cool street cars.  (On a side note, so do Lisbon and New Orleans.) Cable cars run on steel rails with a slot between the tracks where an underground cable runs at a continuous nine miles per hour.  Cable car drivers cannot power the […]

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