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The cable car in America : a new treatise upon cable or rope traction as applied to the working of street and other railways

Author: George Woodman Hilton
Publisher: Stanford : Stanford University Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: George Woodman Hilton
ISBN: 0804730512 9780804730518 0804730520 9780804730525
OCLC Number: 37211272
Notes: Originally published: Rev. ed., 2nd ed. San Diego, Calif. : Howell-North Books, ©1982.
Maps of San Francisco and Kansas City cable lines on endpapers.
Description: 484 pages : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm
Contents: Pt. 1. Cable Traction. 1. The Invention. 2. The Expansion. 3. The Grip. 4. The Cable. 5. The Conduit. 6. The Powerhouse. 7. Cable Economics. 8. The Decline --
Pt. 2. The Individual Cable Lines. San Francisco. Clay Street Hill Railroad. Sutter Street Railway. California Street Cable Railroad. Geary Street Park & Ocean Railroad. Presidio & Ferries Railroad. Market Street Cable Railway. Ferries & Cliff House Railway. Omnibus Railroad & Cable Company. Chicago. Chicago City Railway. North Chicago Street Railroad. West Chicago Street Railroad. Philadelphia. Philadelphia Traction Company. Kansas City, Missouri. Kansas City Cable Railway. Metropolitan Street Railway. Grand Avenue Railway. Inter-State Consolidated Rapid Transit Railway. People's Cable Railway. Union Cable Railway. Cincinnati. Mount Adams & Eden Park Railway. Vine Street Cable Railway. Mount Auburn Cable Railway. New York. Third Avenue Railroad. Metropolitan Street Railway. New York & Brooklyn Bridge Railway. Los Angeles. Second Street Cable Railroad. Temple Street Cable Railway. Pacific Railway. Binghamton. Washington Street & State Asylum Railroad. Hoboken. North Hudson County Railway. St. Louis. St. Louis Cable & Western Railway. Citizens' Railway. Missouri Railroad. People's Railway. St. Louis Railroad. Oakland. Oakland Cable Railway. Consolidated Piedmont Cable Company. Brooklyn. Brooklyn Cable Company. Brooklyn Heights Railroad. Omaha. Cable Tramway Company of Omaha. St. Paul. St. Paul City Railway. Newark. Essex Passenger Railway --
Newark & Irvington Street Railway. Grand Rapids. Valley City Street & Cable Railway. Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh Traction Company. Citizens Traction Company. Central Traction Company. Seattle. Seattle City Railway Company. Front Street Cable Railway. Madison Cable Railway. West Seattle Cable Railway. Union Trunk Line. Denver. Denver Tramway. Denver City Cable Railway. Butte. Butte City Street Railroad. Sioux City. Sioux City Cable Railway. Spokane. Spokane Cable Railway. Providence. Providence Cable Tramway. Portland, Oregon. Portland Cable Railway. Washington, D.C. Washington & Georgetown Railroad. Columbia Railway. San Diego. San Diego Cable Railway. Cleveland. Cleveland City Cable Railway. Baltimore. Baltimore Traction Company. Baltimore City Passenger Railway. Tacoma. Tacoma Railway & Motor Company --
Major Projected Lines. Dallas Cable Railway. St. Joseph Circle Railway. Wyatt Park Railway, St. Joseph, Missouri. West End Street Railway, Boston. Minneapolis Street Railway. Milwaukee Cable Railway. Lincoln Cable Railway --
Known Foreign Installations.
Responsibility: George W. Hilton ; cartography by James A. Bier.
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This is a study of the American Cable Car, a widely touted form of urban transformation once operated in 29 cities across the United States. The once-promising technology proved inefficient, however,  Read more...

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