The Cable Car Home Page

by Joe Thompson

A site about cable cars (also known as cable tramways) all over the world.
old car 28

May, 2018 Picture of the Month: In December, 2003 old Car 28, built for the Ferries and Cliff House Railway in 1887, turns on the motorized turntable in the barn at Washington and Mason before being put away. A California Street car pulls in behind it. Car 28 would retire the next month. In April, 2018, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency agreed to donate old car 28 to the Shore Line Trolley Museum in East Haven, Connecticut as part of a deal that brought two electric streetcars to San Francisco.

New 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. Including some newspaper articles on the company's early years.

Coming in June, 2018: On the San Francisco Municipal Railway page: A ten and twenty year update on the San Francisco Municipal Railway, the only remaining operator of Hallidie-type cable cars.

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