Shot on a San Francisco cable car in 1972, probably with a Nikon F. I scanned this a number of years ago when I had a pretty low res scanner so it's a little soft. Film was Agfachrome. I'm guessing the lens was 24mm.
Yep. When he pulled a lever it clamped the car to a cable running continuously in a slot under the street. When he released the clamp the car stopped. There was also an "emergency brake" that drove a couple of wedges into the slot, stopping a runaway car. In fact it stopped the car so well it was took a repair crew to get the wedges out of the slot!!.
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Post by Michael Fraley on May 14, 2008 1:23:35 GMT -5
In my earlier days I lived on a cable car route, near a corner. They'd ring the bell every time they came around the bend... thanks for posting this. I remember jumping on the back and riding for free...