San Francisco Cable Car Service, 1903
Selected Historical Dates

Based on "San Francisco Official Street Railway Directory, 1903"
Chas. & Jed. Hoag Publishers
225 Post Street, San Francisco, Cal. 
Copyright 1902

California Street Cable Railroad Company lines:

California Street line: From Market & Drumm west on California to Central (Presidio) Avenue.
 
 
First Car
Last Car
Lv. Market & Drumm
6:10 a.m. (Sun. 6:56 a.m.)
12:33 a.m.
Lv. Central Avenue 5:45 a.m. (Sun. 6:32 a.m.)
12:10 a.m.
Lv. Central Avenue for Car House
(California & Hyde)
                12:53 a.m.

O’Farrell, Jones & Hyde line and Jones Street Shuttle: From Market & O’Farrell, O’Farrell, Jones, Pine, Hyde to Beach. Jones shuttle from Market via Jones to O’Farrell.
 
 
First Car
Last Car
Lv. Market & O’Farrell
Lv. Market & Jones
6:17 a. m. (Sun. 6:56½) 
12:33 a.m.
Lv. Hyde & Beach
5:55 a.m. (Sun. 6:34½)
12:12½ a.m.
Lv. Hyde & Beach for Car House
(California & Hyde)
 
12:50 a.m.

Geary Street, Park & Ocean Railroad:

Geary Street line: From Market, Geary & Kearny, Geary, Point Lobos Blvd. (Geary Blvd.), 5th Avenue, Fulton to 11th Avenue, Chutes.
 
 
First Car
Last Car
Lv. Market & Geary
5:53 a.m
12:40 a.m.
Lv. 5th Avenue for Market
5:28 a. m.
 
Lv. Park (11th Avenue)
5:54 a.m.
12:07 a.m.

Presidio & Ferries Railroad:

Union Street Line: Horse car service from the Ferry, East Street (Embarcadero), Jackson (return via Washington), Montgomery (Columbus Avenue) to Washington. Cable car service from Washington & Montgomery via Montgomery, Union, Baker, Greenwich to Presidio Reservation. Connecting steam dummy (motor) line ran from Baker & Greenwich streets to Harbor View.
 
 
First Car
Last Car
Lv. Ferry (horse car)
6:00 a.m.
10:03 p.m.
Lv. Washington Street
6:15 a.m.
12:22 a.m.
Lv. Presidio Reservation
5:55 a.m.
11:53 p.m.

United Railroads of San Francisco:

Castro Street Line: From the Ferry, Market, Castro to 26th Street.
 
 
First Car
Last Car
Lv. Ferry 5:40 a.m. (Sun 6:10 a.m.)
1:10 a.m.
Lv. 26th Street 5:05 a.m. (Sun 5:35 a.m.)
12:35 a.m.

Haight Street Line: From the Ferry, Market, Haight to Golden Gate Park (Stanyan).
 
 
First Car
Last Car
Lv. Ferry 5:58 a.m. (Sun 6:28 a.m.)
1:08 a.m.
Lv. Park 5:25 a.m. (Sun 5:55 a.m.)
12:35½ a.m.

Hayes Street Line: From the Ferry, Market, Hayes to Golden Gate Park (Stanyan).
 
 
First Car
Last Car
Lv. Ferry 5:44 a.m. (Sun 6:14 a.m.)
1:00 a.m.
Lv. Park 6:19½ a.m. (Sun 6:39½) 
12:29 a.m.

Jackson Street via Sacramento-Clay: From the Ferry via East Street (Embarcadero), Clay, Mason, Jackson, Central (Presidio) Avenue to California. Returns via Central, Jackson, Steiner, Washington, Stockton, Sacramento to the Ferry.
 
 
First Car
Last Car
Lv. Ferry
6:05 a.m.
6:32 p.m.
Lv. Car Barn for Ferry
(Washington & Mason)
5:48 a.m
 
Lv. California & Central 
5:46 a.m
6:02 p.m

Jackson Street via Powell: From Powell & Market via Powell, Jackson, Central (Presidio) Avenue to California. Return via Central, Jackson, Steiner, Washington, Powell to Market.
 
 
First Car
Last Car
Lv. Powell & Market
10:35½ a.m.
12:53 a.m
Lv. California & Central 
10:05½ a.m.
12:22 a.m

McAllister Line: From the Ferry via Market, McAllister & Fulton to 11th Avenue (Golden Gate Park & Chutes).
 
 
First Car
Last Car
Lv. Ferry 6:02 a.m. (Sun 6:32 a.m.)
1:13 a.m.
Lv. 11th Avenue & Fulton 5:35 a.m. (Sun 6:05 a.m.)
12:38 a.m.

Polk & Larkin Crosstown Line: From Brannan via 9th Street, Larkin, Post, Polk, Pacific Avenue to Devisadero.
 
 
First Car
Last Car
Lv. 9th & Brannan
5:46 a.m.
1:00 a.m.
Lv. 9th & Brannan for Car House(Polk & Sutter)  
1:27 a.m.
Lv. Devisadero 
5:49 a.m
12:32 a.m.

Powell Street line: From Market & Powell via Powell, Jackson, Mason, Montgomery (Columbus) Avenue, Taylor to Bay (North Beach). Return Taylor, Mason, Washington, Powell to Market.
 
 
First Car
Last Car
Lv. Powell & Market 6:06 a.m. (Sun 6:27 a.m.)
1:15 a.m.
Lv. North Beach (Bay Street) 6:00 a.m. (Sun 6:28 a.m.)
1:00 a.m.

 

Sutter Street line: Horse car service from the Ferry via Market to Sutter & Sansome. Cable car service from Market, Sansome & Sutter via Sutter to Central (Presidio) Avenue.
 
 
First Car
Last Car
Lv. Ferry
5:57 a.m. (Sun 6:57 a.m.)
1:00 a.m.
Lv. Central Avenue
5:27 a.m. (Sun 6:27 a.m.)
12:29 a.m*.

* Last car service to Sansome Street only.

Valencia Street line: From the Ferry via Market & Valencia to 28th Street (Mission).
 
 
First Car
Last Car
Lv. Ferry
5:36 a.m. (Sun 6:06 a.m.)
1:15 a.m.
Lv. 28th Street (Mission)
5:02½ a.m. (Sun 6:32½ ) 
12:41½ a.m.

Cable Cars Operated - United Railroads/Market Street Railway
Selected Dates

 
Round Trip Mileage
No. of Cars Scheduled
United Railroads
Feb. 15, 1912
No. of Cars Scheduled
Market Street Railway
Jan. 8, 1932
Castro Cable
1.785
5
5
Powell-Mason
3.217
7
9
Washington & Jackson(Also, called Powell-Jackson)
4.462
14
14
Sacramento-Clay
4.556
10
10
Pacific Avenue Cable
2.286
4
Abandoned, Nov. 17, 1929

Sources: Bart Nadeau "From The Archives" The Review (Western Railway Museum), March 2002; Charles Smallwood, The White Front Cars of San Francisco, Interurbans Press.

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