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Gallery 866: Around the World in Trams Special - San Francisco Cable Cars 1974 & 1998

Another of the long forgotten cable car lines in San Francisco was the Clay Street line which operated on 42" gauge between 1873 and 1942, although it suffered major damage in the earthquake of 1906 (which left it with just one operating grip car). In the museum can be seen Clay Street Hill Railroad Company 8 which was built in time for the opening of the line in 1873 by Andrew Hallidie. It would have operated until somewhen between 1891 and 1904 when withdrawal came. Quite what happened to the car subsequently is unknown but it is now on display fully restored as a static exhibit.

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