The Cable Car Home Page

by Joe Thompson

A site about cable cars (also known as cable tramways) all over the world.
Geary and Larkin

April, 2018 Picture of the Month: The first crossing between two Hallidie-type cable car lines, at Geary and Larkin Streets. A Geary Street Park and Ocean Railway train is on the left. Two trains of the Sutter Street Railway's Larkin Street line are on the tracks running towards the camera. The Larkin Street line was superior (did not have to drop the rope) because it was there first. (Source: OpenSFHistory / wnp27.02535.jpg).

New in April, 2018: On the Geary Street Park and Ocean Railway page: A ten and twenty year update on the Geary Street Park and Ocean Railway, one of the most financially successful companies in the cable railway industry, and one of the small number of cable railways which survived the 1906 Earthquake and Fire

Also New in April, 2018: On the Cable Car Kitsch page: New stuff including a 2017 Giants Cable Car Replica and Christmas ornaments from Pier 39

Coming in May, 2018: On the Ferries and Cliff House Railway page: A ten and twenty year update on the Ferries and Cliff House Railway, whose lines survived the conversion to electric traction after the 1906 Earthquake and Fire because of their steep hills.

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