Cable car heroes: 5 stars for the little cars

On August 2, the 150th anniversary of the first cable car, Market Street Railway honored five folks who made a big difference for San Francisco’s symbols. For the celebration luncheon, we made a video of these heroes — Andrew Hallidie, Friedel Klussmann, Mayor Dianne Feinstein, Fannie Barnes, and Tony Bennett. Take a look. We think you’ll find it worth seven minutes of your time.

The celebration of 150 Years of Cable Cars continues until year-end. You can ride the California Street line all day for just $5, hopping on and off as you like to walk around historic sites in Chinatown, Nob Hill, Jackson Square, and Polk Gulch. Here are tour suggestions from our special site,


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