San Francisco cable cars return after 10-day rehabilitation hiatus

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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.

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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.

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

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

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