Revised edition ISBN 0-8047-3052-0 Publ Stanford University Press
484 pages, soft back, good condition
Enriched with almost 700 illustrations, this book has long been the definitive study of the American cable car, a widely touted form of urban transportation that operated in 29 cities across the United states. This once-promising technology proved inefficient, however, and cable cars were soon replaced by electric trolley cars. Today, they are only to be found as a tourist attraction traversing the steep hill of San Francisco.
About the author – George W. Hilton is Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of California, Los Angeles, and the author of several books on U.S. transportation history.