Andrew Smith Hallidie
(16 Mar 1836 - 24 Apr 1900)
Quotes by others about Andrew Smith Hallidie (2)
If any one should ask me what I consider the most distinctive, progressive feature of California, I should answer promptly, its cable-car system. And it is not alone its system which seems to have reached a point of perfection, but the amazing length of the ride that is given you for the chink of a nickel. I have circled this city of San Francisco, … for this smallest of Southern coins.
Here we come to a new and peculiar street railway … There is no steam on board. You ask how is this train propelled? Between the track and under ground is a cable running upon rollers for the length of the road…
- 16 Mar - short biography, births, deaths and events on date of Hallidie's birth.
- Andrew Smith Hallidie - The Practical Hero of Invention - from Heroes of California: The Story of The Founders of the Golden State (1910).
- 1 Aug - short biographies, births, deaths and events on date of cable car service inauguration.
- Cable Car Days in San Francisco, by Edgar Myron Kahn. - book suggestion.