Posted: 19 February 2009
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I’ve been meaning to post more pictures of my trip to San Francisco, in particular of the cable cars, ever since I started posting railway pictures basically. So, uhm, sorry for the slight delay.
Cable Car #18, on Powell and Market service, is here descending down Powell Street, a block away from Union Square. This section (while far from the worst) shows nicely why San Francisco is the only town where cable traction survived: No normal streetcar could ever hope to deal with these grades.