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San Francisco Cable Cars

San Francisco, California
County of San Francisco.
1201 Mason Street
National Register Number: 66000233
Resource type: Structure.
Property type: Transportation - rail - related.
Congressional District: CA-8 Certified Local Government: YES
This NHL offers public access.
Please contact the NHL directly for visitor information.
Current use/information: Cable Car Museum: 415/474-1887; Cable Car schedule: 415/673-6864.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - January 29, 1964):
These are the only cable cars still operating in an American city. Begun in August 1873, this system of traction locomotion was designed to accomodate even the steepest grades, which explains why ten miles of track are still in use in this very hilly "city by the Bay."

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