Chicago Cable Cars

Chicago Cable Cars


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ISBN-13: 9781609493271
Publisher: History Press, The
Publication date: 11/06/2012
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 1,284,165
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Chicago native Greg Borzo's published works include articles in Modern Railroad Magazine, Traffic World, The Business World, and Momentum Magazine. His books include The Windies' City, The Chicago L"? and Where to Bike Chicago. Borzo writes independently, speaks publicly and conducts tours about the "L, "? bicycles and cable cars. Editor and Co-founder of Forgotten Chicago"

Table of Contents

Foreword: Not to Be Forgotten Jacob Kaplan 9

Acknowledgements 13

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

Afterword 185

Bibliography 187

About the Author 191

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Chicago Cable Cars 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
dave47 More than 1 year ago
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.