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MUNI Cable Cars

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San Francisco MUNI Cable Car 5 on Hyde Street between Chestnut & Francisco. Photo by David Pirmann, July 1998.

Overview

Cable Car Facts
  Single Ended Car (Nos. 1-28) Double Ended Car (Nos. 49-60)
Length, Over Bumpers 27 feet 30 feet 5 inches
Length, Interior Space 12 feet 10 feet 7 inches
Length, Exterior Space 15 feet 9 feet
Width, Over Steps 7 feet 10 inches 8 feet
Weight 12,180 lbs 11,500 lbs
Height 10 feet 3 inches 10 feet 3 inches
Seats 30 34
Truck Center 11 feet 8 inches 19 feet
Track Gauge 3.6 feet 3.6 feet
Steepest Grades
Powell-Mason Line: Powell Street between Bush and Pine, 17.5%
Powell-Hyde Line: Hyde Street between Bay and Francisco, 21.3%
California Line: California Street between Grant and Stockton, 18.2%



Track Map

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Roster

Number Notes
1 Built new 1973.
2 Former number 502.
3 Former number 503.
4 Built new 1994.
5 Former number 505.
6 Rebuilt 1965.
7 Former number 507.
8 Former number 508. Being rebuilt by MUNI in 2002.
9 Built new 1997.
10 Former number 510.
11 Former number 511. Being rebuilt by MUNI in 2002.
12 Former number 512. Suffered accident in 1984 and rebuilt.
13 Built new in 1991.
14 Built new in 1964, former number 514.
15 Former number 515.
16 Built new (with original roof) in 1990. Earlier car 16 was original 516 after renumbering in 1973.
17 Former number 517.
18 Built new in 1961, formerly number 518.
19 Built new in 1986; former number 519 retired.
20 Former number 520.
21 Built new in 1992. Former number 521 retired.
22 Former number 522.
23 Former number 523.
24 Former number 524.
25 Former number 525.
26 Former number 526.
27 Former number 527.
28 Former number 501; retired. A new number 28 is being built new by MUNI in 2002.
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Photo Gallery


Image 16273
(453k, 1044x707)
Collection of: David Pirmann
Location: Taylor/Bay Turntable

Image 16302
(339k, 1044x788)
Photo by: David Pirmann
Location: Taylor/Bay Turntable

Image 45435
(381k, 1044x708)
Collection of: David Pirmann
Location: Taylor/Bay Turntable

Image 45455
(211k, 1044x707)
Photo by: David Pirmann
Location: Hyde bet. Francisco & Bay

Image 47141
(238k, 1044x788)
Photo by: Richard Panse
Location: California/Market/Drumm

Image 85438
(185k, 864x574)
Photo by: Peter Ehrlich
Location: Powell/Jackson

Image 85446
(237k, 864x574)
Photo by: Peter Ehrlich
Location: Powell/Market (Hallidie Plaza Turntable)

Image 86694
(195k, 864x574)
Photo by: Peter Ehrlich
Location: Columbus/Chestnut/Taylor

Image 102452
(209k, 930x618)
Photo by: Peter Ehrlich
Location: Hyde Turntable

Image 102527
(280k, 930x618)
Photo by: Peter Ehrlich
Location: Powell/Market (Hallidie Plaza Turntable)

Image 102543
(313k, 930x618)
Photo by: Peter Ehrlich
Location: Powell/Market (Hallidie Plaza Turntable)

Image 102559
(177k, 930x618)
Photo by: Peter Ehrlich
Location: Jackson/Mason

Image 102586
(257k, 930x618)
Photo by: Peter Ehrlich
Location: California/Stockton

Image 112664
(255k, 1044x701)
Photo by: Richard Panse
Location: California/Powell

Image 112670
(273k, 1044x703)
Photo by: Richard Panse
Location: Washington/Taylor


More Images: 1-50 51-100 101-150 151-200 201-250 251-300 301-350 351-400 401-450 451-500 501-550 551-600 601-615


Photos By Location

California Street Line

California/Market/Drumm, California/Davis, California/Front, California/Battery, California/Sansome, California/Montgomery, California/Kearny, California/Grant, California/Stockton, California/Powell, California/Mason, California/Taylor, California/Jones, California/Leavenworth, California/Hyde, California/Larkin, California/Polk, California/Van Ness, California St. Line-Loc. Unknown

Powell Street Line

Powell/Market (Hallidie Plaza Turntable), Powell/Ellis, Powell/O'Farrell, Powell bet. O'Farrell & Geary, Powell/Geary, Powell bet. Geary & Post (Westin St. Francis/Union Sq.), Powell/Post, Powell bet. Post & Sutter, Powell/Sutter, Powell/Bush, Powell bet. Pine & Bush, Powell/Pine, Powell/California, Powell/Sacramento, Powell/Clay, Powell/Washington, Powell/Jackson, Powell St. Line-Loc. Unknown

Mason Street Line

Mason/Jackson, Mason/Washington, Mason/Pacific, Mason/Broadway, Mason/Vallejo, Mason/Green, Mason/Union, Mason/Filbert, Mason/Greenwich, Columbus/Lombard, Columbus/Chestnut/Taylor, Taylor/Francisco, Taylor/Bay Turntable, Mason St. Line-Loc. Unknown

Hyde Street Line

Jackson/Mason, Washington/Mason, Jackson/Taylor, Washington/Taylor, Jackson/Jones, Washington/Jones, Jackson/Leavenworth, Washington/Leavenworth, Jackson/Hyde, Washington/Hyde, Hyde/Pacific, Hyde/Broadway, Hyde/Vallejo, Hyde/Green, Hyde/Union, Hyde/Filbert, Hyde/Greenwich, Hyde/Lombard, Hyde bet. Lombard & Chestnut, Hyde/Chestnut, Hyde bet. Chestnut & Francisco, Hyde/Francisco, Hyde bet. Francisco & Bay, Hyde/Bay, Hyde/North Point, Hyde/Beach, Hyde Turntable, Hyde St. Line-Loc. Unknown

Page Credits

Track Map by David Pirmann.









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