cable cars: our public spaces

Andrew Halladie was born in London in 1836 and later adopted his uncle's surname.

He trained as a mechanic and moved to San Francisco in 1852 where he started a company that made wire rope.

Andrew Halladie
Considered "mobile art" these cars are an iconic part of our City.

After working in the mines for a number of years, and developing a "protype" of small cars on cables used in mining, in 1873 he tested the first cable car for people, allowing the development of our hills.

Powell & Mason Line

Now people come from all over the world to ride our famous cable cars. It is an experience you will never forget.


The Cable Car Museum is located at 1201 Mason Street.

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