S: Anna Morgan
FC: Street Cars
1: Creator | In 1873, Andrew Hallidie tested the first cable car in San Fransisco.
2: His father had a patent in Britain for the “wire rope,” so when Hallidie came to live in the United States, he used the cable to be able to haul ore from the mines and used it for building suspense bridges.
3: He made a partnership and created the Clay Street Hill Railroad. The construction began on Clay Street in 1873, and was open for the public on September 1st 1873.
4: There was a powerhouse for different cable car lines. The first powerhouses got their power from steam engines that needed coal, and had boilers to make steam. The cables would go through the powerhouse. | How cable cars work.
5: Cable cars have three types of brakes: wheel brakes, track brakes, and an emergency brake.
6: THE SUTTER STREET RAILROAD – 1877 | CLAY STREET HILL RAILROAD - 1873
7: THE PRESIDIO & FERRIES RAILROAD – 1880 | THE CALIFORNIA STREET CABLE RAILROAD - 1878 | There were eight original cable car companies.
8: THE GEARY STREET PARK & OCEAN RAILROAD – 1880 | THE MARKET STREET CABLE RAILWAY – 1883
9: THE FERRIES & CLIFF HOUSE RAILWAY – 1888 | THE OMNIBUS RAILROAD & CABLE COMPANY – 1889
10: First Cable Car
11: Modern Street Car