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    Historic San Francisco Cable Car


    by DianeHarrigan

    36 views -- San Francisco Historian Rick Laubscher gives us the inside scoop on an original O’Farrell, Jones & Hyde cable car this past Sunday as Muni celebrates 100 years of wheels turning.

    The O’Farrell, Jones & Hyde Street line ran from 1906 – 1954. The special double-end cable car isn’t something you see often in San Francisco, but one does remain. Thanks to a rancher in Santa Barbara county who bought and preserved one of the original cars to use for prospective cattle buyer tours — history comes alive down California Street.

    More than two decades after that original cable car was donated to Muni, it has undergone extensive restoration and now makes rare public appearances as it did last Sunday. --