Cable car.[1]

A cable car, despite its' name, wasn't a type of car, but rather it was a type of tram; that is pulled by metal cables, on street railways.

Aerial trams, which are another type of tram, are also sometimes considered cable cars, although they are a different type of vehicle.[2]

In the 1970s, cable cars, despite their decline in use around the world, were still quite common, especially in San Francisco.

List of cable cars


  1. As seen in The Prehistoric Pterodactyls.
  2. In every episode that aerial trams appeared, (to this editor's knowledge) they were referred to as "cable cars." The only instance in which the word "tram" was used to describe them was in episode 13 of season 2, when it was referred to as a "mountain tram."

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