Riding the Rails in San Francisco

Just being in San Francisco was an Adventure. But riding the street cars, and especially the cable cars, was a dream come true!

First we rode Street Car No. 1. Built in 1912, this was the first publicly-owned street car in the US.

Here comes our ride, Street Car No. 1

Here comes our ride, Street Car No. 1

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With my brother Bisckits aboard Street Car No. 1

With my brother Bisckits aboard Street Car No. 1

Next up was the California Line on Cable Car No. 50, also built in 1912.

All aboard Cable Car No. 50

All aboard Cable Car No. 50

Cable cars are a whizz!

Cable cars are a whizz!

Hanging loose with Bisckits and Phyllis

Hanging loose with Bisckits and Phyllis

IMG_5007Last but not least, we rode the Powell Cable Car line from the famous turntable on Hyde Street. The workhorse for our final run was Cable Car No. 11, built way back in 1893-4, and still going strong!

Cable Car No. 11 on the Hyde Street turntable

Cable Car No. 11 on the Hyde Street turntable

Passing Lombard Street

Passing Lombard Street

Over the top...

Over the top…

...And down the other side!

…And down the other side!

Adventure over

Adventure over

This post was inspired by the themes Public Transport from Nancy (of Nancy Merrill Photography), Technology from Sue (of A Word In Your Ear), Wheels from Cee (of Cee’s Photography) and Adventure from Michelle (of the Daily Post).

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15 Responses to Riding the Rails in San Francisco

  1. What a fun adventure! I especially love the night shot out the back of the trolley with the blur of the red lights and the parked cars. Thanks for joining the challenge!

  2. San Francisco is a wonderful place to visit. It has been several years since I’ve been there, but I have fond memories. 🙂

  3. Cee Neuner says:

    Great fun post. 🙂

  4. Amy says:

    Love this adventure, Jaspa! SF is a great city!

  5. jpeggytaylor says:

    A wonderful adventure! It looks really fun! … and how amazing are those old tramcars?! 🙂

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  7. Kongo says:

    Kongo’s hometown! I do hope that when you were at the cable car turnaround at the end of Hyde Street you stopped in at the Buena Vista for some Irish Coffees!!

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