LITTLE CABLE CARS BACK CLIMBING HILLS OF SAN FRANCISCO
San Francisco's cable cars returned to service in the summer of 1984 with the rejuvenated 40-car fleet operating over the same 3-line, 69-block long system which had also been completely rebuilt. This restoration represents $60 million in public and private funding. The entire operation was completely shut down for 2 years as streets were completely reconstructed with new rails, cable channels and even new public utilities. San Francisco Municipal Railway began a marketing program early this year and had to retain the cable-car gripmen and conductors for the resumption of the operation. San Francisco tourism relies heavily on cable cars; they are also an accepted commuting mode.
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- Publication Date: 1984-8
- Features: Photos;
- Pagination: 5 p.
- TRT Terms: Cable cars; Historic preservation; Marketing; Private enterprise; Rehabilitation (Maintenance); Reliability; Tourism
- Identifier Terms: San Francisco Municipal Railway
- Old TRIS Terms: Renovating
- Subject Areas: History; Public Transportation;
- Accession Number: 00389877
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Oct 30 1984 12:00AM