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By Greg Borzo,Jacob Kaplan

ISBN-10: 1609493273

ISBN-13: 9781609493271

while most folks listen "cable vehicle" they believe "San Francisco." but for nearly one-quarter of a century Chicago boasted the biggest cable motor vehicle method the realm has ever noticeable, transporting multiple billion riders. This immense public paintings stuffed citizens with pride--and crammed robber barons' wallet with funds. It additionally sparked a cable automobile construction growth that unfold to twenty-six different U.S. towns. yet after twenty-five years, the increase went bust, and Chicago deserted its cable motor vehicle process. at the present time, the interesting tale of the increase and fall of Chicago's cable autos is all yet forgotten. Having already written the historical past of the "L," Greg Borzo courses readers via a stretch of Chicago's transit historical past that almost all humans by no means knew existed--even although they've been jogging prior, driving over or even eating in remnants of it for years. . .

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