- Shopping Bag ( 0 items )
Foreword: Not to Be Forgotten Jacob Kaplan 9
Introduction: Chicago's Central Role in Cable Car History 15
1 How Cable Cars Work 27
2 The Cable Car Experience 43
3 Before Cable Cars: Horse Power 57
4 Cable Cars Arrive on the Scene 69
5 Cable Cars on the South Side 75
6 South Side Car Barn Bandits 97
7 Transit Titan, Cable Car Czar 103
8 Cable Cars on the North Side 121
9 Cable Cars on the West Side 133
10 Chicago's Cable Car Mail Service 147
11 Demise of Chicago's Cable Cars 153
12 Cable Cars Around the Country 167
13 Chicago's Cable Car Remnants 175
About the Author 191
Posted January 25, 2013
Born and raised in Chicago. Did I know there was a cable car system in the city? Nope. I know now and it was one of the largest.
How the system was developed, operated and eventually gave way to the trolley system is well covered. Interesting story about
Charles Yerkes, the business leader behind the transit systems.
I highly recommend this book for anyone interested in the history of Chicago's cable car system.