The Cable Car in America

The Cable Car in America
Title The Cable Car in America PDF eBook
Author George Woodman Hilton
Publisher
Total Pages 484
Release 1997
Genre History
ISBN 9780804730525

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The book is a treatise on passenger transport using wire rope traction for carriers operating on rail, popularly cable cars or street railways. The system is described. There are extensive photographs and drawings of components, particularly, carriers, grips, brakes, stationary drives, and the haulage ropes. System design, construction, operation and maintenance are covered in detail along with the powerhouses and drive machinery. Cable car economics is covered for principal cities in America. Fully illustrated with photographs and drawings. Bibliography. (CFD).

The Cable Car in America

The Cable Car in America
Title The Cable Car in America PDF eBook
Author George Woodman Hilton
Publisher
Total Pages 492
Release 1982
Genre Transportation
ISBN

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Enriched with almost 700 illustrations, this book has long been the definitive study of the American cable car, a widely touted form of urban transportation that operated in 29 cities across the United States. This once-promising technology proved inefficient, however, and cable cars were soon replaced by electric trolley cars. Today, they are only to be found as a tourist attraction traversing the steep hills of San Francisco. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

The Cable Car in America

The Cable Car in America
Title The Cable Car in America PDF eBook
Author George W. Hilton
Publisher
Total Pages 338
Release 2022
Genre HISTORY
ISBN 9781503616752

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Enriched with almost 700 illustrations, this book has long been the definitive study of the American cable car, a widely touted form of urban transportation that operated in 29 cities across the United states. This once-promising technology proved inefficient, however, and cable cars were soon replaced by electric trolley cars. Today, they are only to be found as a tourist attraction traversing the steep hill of San Francisco.

The Cable Car Book

The Cable Car Book
Title The Cable Car Book PDF eBook
Author Charles A. Smallwood
Publisher Random House Value Publishing
Total Pages 166
Release 1983
Genre Technology & Engineering
ISBN 9780517408780

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Book tells the history of the cable car in the San Francisco area. From the beginnings of the concept by Andrew Hallidie through the cable car companies and their various lines, the history has many illustrations. Appendices. (jvl).

San Francisco's Powell Street Cable Cars

San Francisco's Powell Street Cable Cars
Title San Francisco's Powell Street Cable Cars PDF eBook
Author Emiliano Echeverria
Publisher Arcadia Publishing
Total Pages 134
Release 2005
Genre History
ISBN 9780738530475

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San Francisco's cable cars are an internationally recognized symbol of the city, but they also have a long and fractious history. There are actually three cable lines in operation today: the California Street line and the two Powell Street lines-- the Powell-Mason and Powell-Hyde. The Powell Street lines have been the subject of much controversy through the years, due to a complex lineage of private and public ownership. Cable cars on Powell Street began in 1888, operating under the Ferries and Cliff House Railway Company and utilizing the same basic design pioneered by Andrew Hallidie in 1873. Among the story's twists and turns are the line's actual routes following the 1906 earthquake, which caused heavy damage and forced major repairs. Post-quake, United Railroads was able to replace many of the cable car lines with streetcars, including a part of the Powell Street system. San Francisco at one time had eight separate cable car operators. Gradually most were replaced by streetcars, buses, and trolley buses, given the complexities and expense of cable systems. The Powell lines were taken over by the city in 1944, but the mayor tried to abandon them in 1947. The public disapproved of this move, and since then the Powell Street line has only grown in stature and its importance to San Francisco.

The Cable Car in America; a New Treatise Upon Cable Or Rope Traction As Applied to the Working of Street and Other Railways, by George W. Hilton. Cartography by James A. Bier

The Cable Car in America; a New Treatise Upon Cable Or Rope Traction As Applied to the Working of Street and Other Railways, by George W. Hilton. Cartography by James A. Bier
Title The Cable Car in America; a New Treatise Upon Cable Or Rope Traction As Applied to the Working of Street and Other Railways, by George W. Hilton. Cartography by James A. Bier PDF eBook
Author George Woodman Hilton
Publisher
Total Pages 484
Release 1971
Genre Railroads, Cable
ISBN

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Maybelle the Cable Car

Maybelle the Cable Car
Title Maybelle the Cable Car PDF eBook
Author Virginia Lee Burton
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages 52
Release 1997-03-31
Genre Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 0547422326

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Maybelle was a cable car a San Francisco cable car. . . She rang her gong and sang her song from early morn till late at night. . . . By recounting the actual events in San Francisco's effort to keep the city's cable cars running, this classic story illustrates how the voice of the people can be heard in the true spirit of democracy. Virginia Lee Burton's original art for Maybelle the Cable Car was retrieved from the archives of the San Francisco Public Library to re-create this edition with all the vibrant charm of the original, which was published in 1952.