In 1982 the historic San Francisco cable car system was shut down for 2 years of complete rehabilitation. This operation of the San Francisco Municipal Railway, designated a National Historic Landmark, was restored to service on schedule and within budget. Major components were the track structure envelope, the central Barn where the drive mechanism is located, and the vehicles with the assignment of retaining historic elements of the system and a desire to avoid innovative and potentially expensive concepts. Radical changes were incorporated only when there had been careful redesign and testing. The design, bidding, construction and contracting procedures are described. The project has been a tribute to the planning, commitment and cooperation that resulted from coordination among those responsible for its management.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Compendium of Technical Papers, ITE 54th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, September 23-27, 1984.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • HAYES, J D
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1984

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 18-5

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00390630
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 30 1985 12:00AM