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L. F. LOREE 1403
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« Reply #20 on: Nov 11th, 2015, 11:51pm »
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"TURNTABLE TEAMWORK"*
 
POWELL cars, being single-ended, require turntables at the end of the line, unlike their counterparts on the CALIFORNIA route.
 
Being double-ended, the CALIFORNIA cars only require switches at each end of the line.
 
*Years ago, passengers were allowed to "help" the gripman and conductor turn the cars on the turntable; this charming practice (for safety/insurance reasons) is now relegated to San Francisco history.....
 
http://www.newdavesrailpix.com/sf/htm/sf165.htm
 
(courtesy: newdavesrailpix)


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L. F. LOREE 1403
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« Reply #21 on: Nov 11th, 2015, 11:54pm »
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"TURNTABLE TEAMWORK II"
 
http://www.newdavesrailpix.com/sf/htm/sf166.htm
 
(courtesy: newdavesrailpix.com)


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L. F. LOREE 1403
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« Reply #22 on: Nov 12th, 2015, 12:06am »
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Interesting (illustrated) page on the "MARKET ST. CABLE Ry.".........
 
http://www.cable-car-guy.com/html/ccsfmsr.html
 
(courtesy: cablecarguy)


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« Reply #23 on: Nov 19th, 2015, 2:05pm »
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A must see if anyone is in SF is the Cable car museum. Lots of historical items and you can see the actual cable for the cars running through the building.

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L. F. LOREE 1403
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« Reply #24 on: Nov 19th, 2015, 3:08pm »
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on Nov 19th, 2015, 2:05pm, NEFAN wrote:       (Click here for original message)
A must see if anyone is in SF is the Cable car museum. Lots of historical items and you can see the actual cable for the cars running through the building.

 
 
NEFAN:
 
From what I have seen in books (and online) I could not agree with you more; the "behind the scenes" operations of the cable cars is truly fascinating and intriguing.........and, even MORE intriguing when you realize that the basic technology of it all dates back to the 19th century!
 
Just the study of the grips used by the cars alone is a wonderfully intriguing study; long ago, the CALIFORNIA cars once used a grip which clamped into the cable from the side, but, when that line was merged with the Municipal Railway-owned POWELL lines,  new grips were fitted which grasped the cable from the top, to correspond with the city-owned cars......
 
"L.F.L."


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L. F. LOREE 1403
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« Reply #25 on: Nov 19th, 2015, 5:22pm »
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The powerhouse.......
 
http://www.cablecarmuseum.org/the-powerhouse.html
 
(courtesy: The Cable Car Museum)


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History.......
 
http://sftransithistory.com/


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