Expedition Team: Dave Miller, Rosie Miller, Jacque Miller, Holly Miller, Shane Miller
Date: August 2009
The historic cable cars are the only “moving” or “mobile” National Historic Landmark in the USA. Cable cars were invented in San Francisco. A cable line was established, and public service began in September 1873 and has been running ever since. It cost me $8 for a ride but was worth it. I learned there are two types of cable cars, one that can be operated from either end or doesn’t need to turn around at the end of the line (route). The other cable car operates only from one end and needs a turntable at the end of the line to reverse its route. In the Pacific Heights area, I took a photo of the cable car looking down the steep hill towards Fishermans Wharf with Alcatraz Prison on the island in the background. I hopped on the cable car at Lombard and Hyde Streets and enjoyed this slow but scenic ride.