New PDF release: Chicago Cable Cars

By Greg Borzo,Jacob Kaplan

ISBN-10: 1609493273

ISBN-13: 9781609493271

while most folk listen "cable vehicle" they suspect "San Francisco." but for nearly one-quarter of a century Chicago boasted the most important cable motor vehicle process the realm has ever noticeable, transporting multiple billion riders. This titanic public paintings stuffed citizens with pride--and crammed robber barons' wallet with cash. It additionally sparked a cable motor vehicle construction growth that unfold to twenty-six different U.S. towns. yet after twenty-five years, the growth went bust, and Chicago deserted its cable automobile process. this day, the interesting tale of the increase and fall of Chicago's cable vehicles is all yet forgotten. Having already written the background of the "L," Greg Borzo courses readers via a stretch of Chicago's transit heritage that the majority humans by no means knew existed--even even though they've been jogging earlier, driving over or even eating in remnants of it for years. . .

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