Railways of San Francisco


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It may be hard to believe now, but San Francisco was once dominated by railways. Before private cars crowded this hemmed-in city, rail was the only way to get around the challenging terrain, and the rail industry rose to the task with many innovative systems. Some of these were herculean, with massive bores through rocky hills, or elaborate cable and counterweight systems to handle steep inclines. Others were simpler, horse-drawn affairs that took passengers from the downtown and waterfront areas to outlying districts. The ...

Railways of San Francisco 2004, Arcadia Publishing (SC), Charleston, SC

ISBN-13: 9780738528878

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Railways of San Francisco 2004, Arcadia Publishing Library Editions

ISBN-13: 9781531615192