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Cable car, vehicle to carry passengers up steep gradients. The cable cars in San Francisco travel on rails like street cars, but they are pulled along by means of a continuous underground cable, to which the engineer can hook the car by pulling on a lever. Alpine cable cars are suspended from cables and usually operate on a funicular system, in which one car goes up a slope while another goes down, balancing each other, which demands much less power to operate.

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