San Francisco Cable Cars

San Francisco - cable car

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From my previous posts you know that I have relatives that lived in San Francisco and even owned a business there called the Construction Device Company.  But one of the best things about San Francisco is the cable car!!  Loved em as a kid and love em even more now.  I ride one every chance I get.  The sites and sounds are found no where else.  And the motormen/women are amazing.

Where else can you jump on a car and ride up and/or down a giant hill?  Well, besides at the fair.  But fairs don’t have skyscrapers, and beautiful bridges and chinatown and all those people!!

So how much does it cost?

Tickets:can be purchased at
turnarounds or from the conductor as you board.
Adult & Youth (ages 5-17): $5.00 each way.
Senior (ages 65+) & Disabled: $5.00 each way ($1.00 9pm-7am).
Passports:are perfect for visitors to
the city, and allow riding on streetcars, buses, and cable cars.
One Day: $13.00.
Three Days: $20.00.

The cable car website above has a great map of the routes










I won’t bore ya’ll with cable car history, but it is fascinating and you can check it out on the website.

This is the last manually operated cable car system in THE WORLD!

It is worth visiting us just to see & experience these cars.  And, of course, kids love them.

A bargain: two San Francisco icons in one shot

Rice-a-Roni the San Francisco treat!

Remember the commercial jingle and the clang-clang-clang??



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