San Francisco cable cars return after 10-day rehabilitation hiatus

0
300

San Francisco cable cars return after 10-day rehabilitation hiatus.

San Francisco’s famous cable cars are once again carrying riders up and down the city’s hills.

READ  Best: Indonesia Earthquake, Tsunami Death Toll Surges « CBS Los Angeles

The service was shut down for 10 days for a maintenance project.

Workers rehabilitated the system’s gearboxex.

This work was part of a larger project that several years ago began repairing the heavy equipment used by the cable cars.

READ  Nolte: 28 Reasons Julie Swetnick's Kavanugh Allegations Are Total Garbage (Report)

The gearboxes spin 30-foot tall wheels, which pull 12 miles of steel cable and lift the car across the network.

READ  Top: AccuWeather forecast for San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland and Bay Area

The gearboxes have powered the cable car service since the 1890s.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here