This part will have more pictures, not so much text, but I'm sure it will appeal to folks who like those kinds of things. Like last time you can view the entire set of San Francisco photos here, the Cable Car photos toward the photos.
We'll start off with a pair of videos showing MUNI #3 and #9 being turned at the Powell turntable. Yeah yeah its a tourist trap. Whatever.
Here we see #9 before it was turned in the tree lined terminal area.
#20 at Post Street with another car in sight at the top of the hill.
Which happened to be #21, shown here at the bottom of the great incline.
It's video time again as we climb the great incline to the summit at California Ave where we have the famous diamonds with the Cal Line.
The California Line is the one with the double ended cars like #60 here crossing eastbound.
The crossing is controlled by this cute little interlocking tower things which signals the northbound cars when they can begin their ascent because as they crest the top of the hill it is somewhat impractical for them to stop for crossing traffic. The crossing is a 4-way stop for road vehicles who must yield the right of way to crossing cable cars. The tower handles right of way for the cable cars with a small indicator panel.
Both directions of the Powell line stop on the north side of the street as #12 is seen doing here.