Landmarks

Paris has the Eiffel Tower, New York has the Empire State Building, and Copenhagen has the Little Mermaid. Plenty of cities have iconic landmarks, but San Francisco goes one better. Not only does it have the Golden Gate Bridge, but it has landmarks that move.

The cable cars, albeit reduced to just three routes, are an instant identifier for the city. The photograph below shows a line of people waiting to board at Powell Street and the turntable that is used to turn the car round and onto the up-line.

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The turntable is operated by staff pushing the handrails and once in place the car is pushed back onto the cable.

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