Hallidie Tramway

Hallidie Tramway (HMC4A)

Location: Portola Valley, CA 94028 San Mateo County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 22.966', W 122° 13.879'

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In 1894 Andrew Hallidie, inventor of San Francisco's cable cars, built an aerial tramway on his hillside property, Eagle Home Farm. It served as a model for prospective customers. The tramway stretched 7,341 ft from this vicinity to a station near the intersection of Skyline Blvd. and Old La Honda Road, a vertical rise of 1,168 ft. Heavy timbers created the towers from which the cable hung. The longest span between towers was 630 ft. The highest point above the ground was 120 ft. A 10 horse power steam engine powered the cable, which carried 3 passenger cages and 20 iron buckets, each of which could hold 100 to 300 pounds. After Hallidie's death in 1900, the tramway was dismantled.
HM NumberHMC4A
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Date Added Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 8:43pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 568050 N 4137612
Decimal Degrees37.38276667, -122.23131667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 22.966', W 122° 13.879'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 22' 57.96" N, 122° 13' 52.74" W
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Area Code(s)415, 650
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 815-869 Portola Rd, Portola Valley CA 94028, US
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