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Red and Green Powell Street Car

Cable Car Pictures


This one's kinda Christmas-y

Red and Green Powell Street Car

©2007 Betsy Malloy Photography. Used by Permission.
This cable car also travels between Powell/Market and Bay/Taylor, but is a different style with red and green paint. Do you see the bell on top? It's not only a means of communication - used to get people's attention - but every grip person has their own unique style. Since the 1960s, the most innovative bell-ringers have competed in the annual Muni Cable Car Bell Ringing Contest, held at Union Square every September.

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