Ropes and Rails: San Franciscos Cable Cars3 of 5 (1)
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Ropes and Railstells the story of the San Francisco cable cars in a way that is interesting to general audiences as well as enthusiasts.
The history of the cable car is shown briefly using diagrams, maps, and historic stills and film footage, then all three routes of the present system are shown. Along the way, we look behind the scenes in the carbarn, powerhouse, and underground cable tunnels to see how the cars are operated, maintained, and taken in and out of service, and how the cables are inspected and spliced.
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Ropes and Rails: San Franciscos Cable Cars
BELLIOTT (Mississippi) on 2012-02-28 17:35:35.
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The production thoroughly covers the subject including the power house, gearing, cable splicing, car barn mechanicals,in-ground bearings on turns and operations on all lines plus the non-revenue connecting lines. The narration is superb, quite complementary and not overbearing. The only drawback is the video being 1986 is in need of some freshening. I'm glad to have this in my collection. My wife even enjoyed this one.