I wonder which is the older, the San Francisco Cable Car or the contents of the shop behind it?
I think every country should have these. Dare I point out that this American Icon arose out of the mind of a Brit way back in the 1870’s?
If you get the opportunity, I would recommend a visit to the Cale Car Barn on the corner of Mason and Washington which explains how they work and you can see the motors that drive the 57,300 feet of cables on the Powell, Mason, Hyde and California Street Lines.
This picture was taken in September 2009 and has hue and saturation alterations in photo manager to create the sepia effect.