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Cable Car Rail 3-Pack

Cable Car Rail 3-Pack


Gift your clients a piece of San Francisco history they’ll treasure forever...


A slice of San Francisco Cable Car rail from the original track laid 1889-1909.


Buy 2, Get 1 Free offer makes it easy to keep one and gift to family, friends, valued clients or employees.  Receive 3 pieces of cable car rail, each individually boxed.

  • About The Track

    • The first thing you will notice is the weight. Made before modern techniques, this steel is heavier than modern alloys.

    • When you hold a slice in your hand, it evokes the tangible experience of the clatter, clang, tradition, and atmosphere of the cable cars that are uniquely San Francisco. 

    • Approximately 3 1/2” tall, 4” wide, 3/4” deep, and 1 pound in weight

    • Each piece is absolutely unique thanks to the beautiful patina, a patina that will change and advance over time as it is passed on from generation to generation.

    • Own and gift this unique piece of history. Supply is truly limited. Comes in elegant 5” cubed, foil-embossed gift box.

    • Over 110+ years old.

  • Cable Car History

    Only 40 years after the Gold Rush made San Francisco the largest city on the West Coast in 1849, portions of this cable car tracks were laid in 1889 – meaning that it was transporting people before, after, and during:

    • The 1906 earthquake and fire

    • The birth of the United Nations in the city in 1945

    • Hippie counterculture and the Summer of Love

    • Sexual Revolution, Peace Movement, gay rights movement

    It is over 110 years old.


    Then, on September 22, 1982…


    As part of a two-year restoration project, the No. 7 Powell-Hyde car made its final tour of duty through the city, and in early 1983 the Hyde Street track between Union and Filbert was excavated to make way for a new track to be laid.


    What you are looking at today are the one-of-a-kind cross-sections of the recovered rail from that excavation.


    Here, without question, is the most captivating and unique keepsake you will ever find of the city -- for those who seek a conversation-worthy piece of decor, a family heirloom, and for connoisseurs and historians-- a keepsake that will only become more beautiful and valuable with age.

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