San Francisco Cable Cars (2017)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 17 March 2017 (USA)
Before our modern transportation systems, cities in the United States were about as large across as the distance a person could walk. As technology advanced after the Civil War, the ... See full summary »

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Strephon Taylor

Writer:

Strephon Taylor

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Credited cast:
Nikki Blakk Nikki Blakk ... (voice)
Steve Cashen Steve Cashen ... Himself
Emiliano Echeverria Emiliano Echeverria ... Himself
Taryn Edwards Taryn Edwards ... Herself
Norbert Feyling Norbert Feyling ... Himself
Val Lupiz Val Lupiz ... Himself
Bill Moseley ... (voice)
Mike Phipps Mike Phipps ... Himself
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Before our modern transportation systems, cities in the United States were about as large across as the distance a person could walk. As technology advanced after the Civil War, the horse-bus became the preferred method of transportation and cities began becoming larger. After witnessing a horsecar accident that resulted in the destruction of the animals, Andrew Smith Hallidie, a San Francisco resident, put his knowledge of Gold Rush ore mining using steel rope into use with the very first steam driven public transportation system. On Clay Street in 1873, the first cable car was successfully put into action and began our ride through history. Hallidie's inspiration would soon become the transport for the country and the rest of the world. The 1906 earthquake and fire nearly ended its use, as did its consolidation and bribes to city politicians. Finally, it took the leadership of a woman to save the last working lines in the world from a city seemingly resigned to live without its ...

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The history of modern transportation from Gold Rush technology.

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Documentary

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 March 2017 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$20,000 (estimated)
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November Fire Recordings See more »
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Stereo

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Color

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16:9 HD
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