Download e-book for iPad: Chicago Cable Cars by Greg Borzo,Jacob Kaplan

By Greg Borzo,Jacob Kaplan

ISBN-10: 1609493273

ISBN-13: 9781609493271

while most folk listen "cable automobile" they suspect "San Francisco." but for nearly one-quarter of a century Chicago boasted the biggest cable automobile procedure the realm has ever visible, transporting multiple billion riders. This massive public paintings crammed citizens with pride--and stuffed robber barons' wallet with funds. 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 vehicle procedure. this present day, the attention-grabbing tale of the increase and fall of Chicago's cable vehicles is all yet forgotten. Having already written the heritage of the "L," Greg Borzo courses readers via a stretch of Chicago's transit background that almost all humans by no means knew existed--even notwithstanding they've been strolling earlier, using over or even eating in remnants of it for years. . .

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