Greg's book is a great read. Amazing part of Chicago's transit history. He gave a wonderful presentation last night along with the others mentioned above.
He passed around a sample piece of cable. Center core of hemp encircled with 6 stranded steel cables about 1" in diameter. There were miles and tons of this moving under our streets for about 25 years. Electric powered trolley cars ended the cable car era.
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