Wednesday, July 30, 2008
The history of these cable cars goes back to 1873 when Andrew Hallidie tested the first cable car system. Actually back to 1869 when he had an inspiration for a cable railway. The fully history can be read at: Cable Car Chronology.
These days it's still used by citizens to get from A to B, but mainly serves as tourist attraction. On some days waiting lines are quite long.
The picture was taken at Powell facing the turntable at the end of Powell/Market Street. I'm sure I will get the chance to take some more pictures of these beautiful cars, "the city's only moving historic landmarks".
Posted by Ursel at 9:25 PM