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Copyright: sheharyar khan khan (sheharyar) (28)
Genre: Places
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2008-11-26
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-04-30 9:16
Viewed: 1704
Points: 4
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The San Francisco cable car system is the world's last permanently operational manually-operated cable car system, and is an icon of San Francisco, California. The cable car system forms part of the intermodal urban transport network operated by the San Francisco Municipal Railway, or Muni as it is better known. Cable cars operate on two routes from downtown near Union Square to Fisherman's Wharf, and a third route along California Street. While the cable cars are used to a certain extent by commuters, their small service area and premium fares for single rides make them more of a tourist attraction. They are among the most significant tourist sites in the city, along with Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf.

The cable cars are commonly confused with San Francisco's trolleys, which operate on Market Street.
The very first successful cable-operated street railway was the Clay Street Hill Railroad, which opened on August 2, 1873. The promoter of the line was Andrew Smith Hallidie, and the engineer was William Eppelsheimer. The line involved the use of grip cars, which carried the grip that engaged with the cable, towing trailer cars. The design was the first to use grips. The term Grip became synonymous with the operator.

The line started regular service on September 1, 1873, and it was such a success that it became the model for other cable car transit systems in San Francisco and elsewhere. It was a financial success, and Hallidie's patents were enforced on other cable car promoters, making him a rich man.

Accounts differ as to exactly how involved Hallidie was in the inception of the line, and to the exact date it first ran

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I really like this image and the tremendous depth that it contains. The black and white conversion also works really well with this image. TFS

very well captured khan
black and white goes great with this image.
sharp image, nice pov

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