Electric Streetcar Line

Electric Streetcar Line (HM20Y2)

Location: San Francisco, CA 94121 San Francisco County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 47.048', W 122° 30.55'

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A Breathtaking Ride

An electric streetcar line once wound along the cliffs past this very spot. From 1905 to 1925, the line extended nearly 8 miles, carrying passengers from the neighborhoods of San Francisco, through sand dunes and coastal scrub, to Lands End.

The No. 1 Sutter and California streetcar line, known to locals as "the cliff line," followed the same route as the famed Ferries & Cliff House Railway built earlier by Adolph Sutro. Like Sutro's steam train, the electric trolley, was known for its spectacular views — and its perilous route. Despite retaining walls along portions of the line, including the cement wall behind you, landslides and washouts were common, requiring constant repairs.

In February 1925, heavy rains caused several landslides, damaging sections of the tracks. Repairs were deemed too costly, and the line was abandoned. A breathtaking ride was over forever.
HM NumberHM20Y2
Placed ByGolden Gate National Recreation Area, National Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, August 20th, 2017 at 10:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 543220 N 4181978
Decimal Degrees37.78413333, -122.50916667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 47.048', W 122° 30.55'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 47' 2.8800000000001" N, 122° 30' 33" W
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Area Code(s)415, 858
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Coastal Trail, San Francisco CA 94121, US
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