This cable car is really cool for two reason. The first is that it and others in the fleet have been in service since the 1888s, over 120 years! The second reason is that the cable cars do not have their own engine, but get their power from a cable running under the street. The operator has to pull a lever to manually grip the cable! Riding the cars is popular with San Francisco tourists and everyday commuters.
Manufacturer: Carter Brothers (Newark, California)
Weight: 15,500 lbs
Passenger Capacity: 29 Seated, 60 with Standing.
Engine: No individual engine. Latches onto an underground 1.25 inch diameter cable driven by a 510 hp electric motor.
Top Speed: 9.5
Owner: San Francisco Municipal Railway
First Run: 1894 for #506