|An iconic San Francisco Cable Car in action|
One thing I just found out is that there is a Cable Car Museum. Now, I am a nut for museums and such so I decided to check it out one day last week. And of course, the best way to get there is by Cable Car.
|The oldest Cable Car in the world. Car No.8 from the original 1873 fleet|
|An old Cable Car destination sign|
|1881 Trailer No.54, one of the Cable Car system shopping rides|
|A Cable Car Stoplight|
|The inside of a Cable Car 2012|
Cable Cars are simple yet quite complex in how the operate. They run along tracks that are pulled by an underground cable. The system works by cable traction which is a process involving the use of an endless cable or wire rope, that is kept in motion throughout the route from a central power plant. The cable itself is carried beneath the streets at a constant depth by an intricate system of pulleys, bars and sheaves. The cars themselves run at a constant speed of 9 1/2 miles per hour.
|The central power plant of the system|
|Another view of the central power plant of the system|
|A Cable Car grip|
|A Cable Car Gripman doing his thing|