San Francisco is like a dizzying roller coaster. Moving around the city sometimes is so difficult. Once the most common transport here are cable cars that moved with the help of underground cables. The first successful cable-operated street railway was the Clay Street Hill Railroad, which opened on August 2, 1873. These trailers were more effective than modern cars. But the production was quite expensive, and the number of trams decreased.
In today’s San Francisco there are only three branches of the cable car. The most scenic routes – Line Powell-Mason and Powell-Hyde, that cross areas of Chinatown with Chinese shops, aristocratic Nob Hill, Fisherman’s Wharf Fisherman’s Wharf with lots of restaurants and shops, and North Beach.
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