SAN FRANCISCO MUNICIPAL RAILWAY
POWELL STREET CABLE CAR No. 25
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Originally built in 1890 by Mahoney Brothers, number 25 (originally 525) served the Ferries & Cliff House Railway's Sacramento and Clay Sts. cable car line. It was transferred to the Powell-Mason and Washington-Jackson lines following the 1906 earthquake and fire. The paint scheme of red and cream, applied to the car in its 2006-08 rebuild, represents the United Railroads livery at the time of the fire. Information from Market Street Railway (link) and The Cable Car Home Page (link).

PHOTOS TAKEN IN THE 1950s:

Powell cable car 525 signed for Washington-Jackson on the turntable at Powell and Eddy Sts. in a great quality slide from the early 1950s. Washington-Jackson's inner end would be combined with the outer end of O'Farrell-Jones-Hyde to become today's Powell-Hyde line. Cable cars used to unload and load less formally than current procedures. The crew is rotating the car on the turntable with a load of passengers already on board and more apparently coming. Scan of a slide in my collection added 03/14/13.

PHOTOS TAKEN IN 2009:


Car 25 at the Powell and Market end of the Powell-Mason line on February 1, 2009.

PHOTOS TAKEN IN 2010:


Powell car 25 at the Market St. turntable on February 24, 2010. Fifteen photos added 06/05/12.

PHOTOS TAKEN IN 2011:

Car 25 at Powell and California Sts. inbound on January 2, 2011. Seven photos added 01/18/11.