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Title:
The cable car in America : a new treatise upon cable or rope traction as applied to the working of street and other railways
Author:
Hilton, George W. (George Woodman)
Edition:
Revised edition.
Publication Information:
Stanford : Stanford University Press, 1997.

©1982
Physical Description:
484 pages : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm
General Note:
Originally published: Rev. ed., 2nd ed. San Diego, Calif. : Howell-North Books, c1982.

Maps of San Francisco and Kansas City cable lines on endpapers.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780804730518

9780804730525
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

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.


Author Notes

George W. Hilton is Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of California, Los Angeles, and the author of several books on U.S. transportation history.


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