Cable Car Videos

by Joe Thompson

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Powell Street Lines

Car 17

This video, taken on 22-March-2007, shows car 17, built in 1887, running outbound from Geary to Post, passing the Saint Francis Hotel. Click arrow button to play video. (Adobe Flash is required. Some browsers will require two clicks to start the video.)

Car 18

This video, taken on 16-April-2007, shows car 18, built in 1962, running inound from just below California to Post, down the Powell Street Hill on a very windy day. There is an interesting variety of traffic on Powell and Post Streets, including a 2 Clement bus. Jerry McLilly, Mister Smiley, is just visible and audible on the corner at the right. He sings and makes people smile nearly every day. . Click arrow button to play video. (Adobe Flash is required. Some browsers will require two clicks to start the video.)

Car 21

This video, taken on 24-January-2007, shows car 21 rolling onto the turntable at Powell and Market, being turned, and being pushed off. Click arrow button to play video. (Adobe Flash is required. Some browsers will require two clicks to start the video.)

Car 28

This video, taken on 30-April-2007, shows car 28, built in 2004, at the outbound switch at Powell between Washington and Jackson. The conductor crosses in front of the car and pulls the lever so the Powell/Mason car can switch on the right-hand set of gauntlet tracks. The car pauses so the conductor can reboard and the gripman can pick up the Mason Street cable. Click arrow button to play video. (Adobe Flash is required. Some browsers will require two clicks to start the video.)


California Street Line

Car 58

This video, taken on 04-April-2007, shows car 58, built in 1918, running outbound from Montgomery to Kearney, passing the Banker's Heart. Click arrow button to play video. (Adobe Flash is required. Some browsers will require two clicks to start the video.)


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