Ropes and Rails

tells the story of the San Francisco cable cars in a way that is interesting to general audiences and enthusiasts alike. The history of the cable car is illustrated briefly, using diagrams, maps and historical stills and film footage. Along the way, we look behind the scenes in the carbarn, powerhouse, and underground cable tunnels to see how the cars are operated, maintained, and taken in and out of service, and how the cables are inspected and spliced.

Mostly colour, 45 minutes.

$ 39.95