San Francisco Cable Car Museum

San Francisco Cable Car Museum

The San Francisco Cable Car Museum is located in the Washington/Mason powerhouse and carbarn on Nob Hill, at 1201 Mason St., and admission is free!

San Francisco Cable Car Museum

Above and below, one of three antique cable cars from the 1870s on display here:

San Francisco Cable Car Museum

San Francisco Cable Car Museum

Anyone else remember tokens, that awesome urban money?

San Francisco Cable Car Museum

Sign, sign, everywhere a sign… This museum has some great old signs on display:

San Francisco Cable Car Museum

San Francisco Cable Car Museum

A deck overlooks the massive engines and winding wheels that pull the cables:

San Francisco Cable Car Museum

San Francisco Cable Car Museum

Down below, we’ve got the cable car deciders:

San Francisco Cable Car Museum

I only intended to capture the cool building in this photo, but the clouds are pretty choice, too:

San Francisco Cable Car Museum

It’s not really fair to compare, but the San Francisco Cable Car Museum has nothing on the New York Transit Museum. Obviously, NYC’s transit system is much more vast and complex, so there’s more to show. SF’s cable cars are cute and of limited utility, but you get to actually see the inner workings of what makes them run. It’s kind of bizarrely magical.

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