Cable car routes san francisco map. The two main lines powellhyde and powellmason start off at the busy intersection of powell and market and vaguely make their way towards the popular destination of san franciscos fishermans wharf. Inside you can find. Charles b holmes the president of the chicago city railway had visited san francisco in 1880 or 1881 to study its cable railways. If you want to get to a specific place the map will help you choose the right line but if youre just riding for fun it may not matter much.
San francisco is the only city where the cable car still lives. An exploration of san francisco neighborhoods with photos descriptions feature guides walking tours and vintage postcard scans. There are three different cable car routes to choose from in the city. The straight streets and steep hills of san francisco inspired the invention of the cable car.
The map above shows their routes. Since 1873 cable cars have run up and down the hilly city though after the 1950s these cars have been kept in operation more out of historic nostalgia. He licensed the cable trusts patents and secured the services of asa hovey who had designed the sutter street railway. Basically there are three cable car routes in operation and it helps to know their respective destinations.
At powell and market streets there is a cable car turntable which serves as the beginning stop for two lines the powell mason and powell hyde lines. The three cable car routes. Three cable car lines run through san francisco. Les cable cars de san francisco sont les tramways a traction par cable de la ville americaine de san francisco.