Home > Photos > San Francisco, USA > a cable car in San Francisco

Photo of a cable car in San Francisco

Photo of a cable car in San Francisco in San Francisco, USA

One of the best ways to get around in San Francisco as a tourist is by cable car. You can hop on and off at any point, which is worth knowing because the signposted stopping points often get crowded. You can stand on the side as well if there are not enough seats, and this often gives you the best view. The cable cars work by gripping a cable in the road which is moving and which then drags the car along with it. At the Cable Car Museum, you can learn more about how it works and look into the power house. In this photo you can see a small hill. San Francisco is famous for its hilly roads, and there are many that are much steeper and bigger than this, where the cars park side-on to minimize the risk of rolling.

Next photoAll San Francisco, USA photos | All galleries


a cable car in San Francisco
Location:San Francisco, USA
Camera:Canon EOS 450D
Date (GMT):20/09/09 17:12
Original size:4272 x 2848 pixels
Copyright:©Sean McManus.
Ask me about reuse.


Explore more high quality photos of San Francisco, USA


© Sean McManus. All rights reserved.

Visit www.sean.co.uk for free chapters from Sean's coding books (including Mission Python, Scratch Programming in Easy Steps and Coder Academy) and more!

Discover my latest books

Coding Compendium

Coding Compendium

A free 100-page ebook collecting my projects and tutorials for Raspberry Pi, micro:bit, Scratch and Python. Simply join my newsletter to download it.

Web Design in Easy Steps

Web Design IES

Web Design in Easy Steps, now in its 7th Edition, shows you how to make effective websites that work on any device.

100 Top Tips: Microsoft Excel

100 Top Tips: Microsoft Excel

Power up your Microsoft Excel skills with this powerful pocket-sized book of tips that will save you time and help you learn more from your spreadsheets.

Scratch Programming in Easy Steps

Scratch Programming IES

This book, now fully updated for Scratch 3, will take you from the basics of the Scratch language into the depths of its more advanced features. A great way to start programming.

Mission Python book

Mission Python

Code a space adventure game in this Python programming book published by No Starch Press.

Cool Scratch Projects in Easy Steps book

Cool Scratch Projects in Easy Steps

Discover how to make 3D games, create mazes, build a drum machine, make a game with cartoon animals and more!

Walking astronaut from Mission Python book Top | Search | Help | Privacy | Access Keys | Contact me
Home | Newsletter | Blog | Copywriting Services | Books | Free book chapters | Articles | Music | Photos | Games | Shop | About