Streetcar History Talk at California Historical Society April 30

Here’s an announcement from the California Historical Society about a talk Wednesday, April 30, at 6 pm at their headquarters, 678 Mission Street, between Second and Third. Come by and chat with Rick!

Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 6:00pm

Ten Lions Talks – How Streetcars and Cable Cars Shaped San Francisco’s History

San Francisco wouldn’t be the same without its colorful streetcars and cable cars. These vintage forms of public transit are not only practical ways to explore the city, they’re “joy rides” that jangle through a mix of historic buildings and vibrant new development, filling your ears with the sound of cables clicking as steel wheels rumble under your feet. At the same time, they’re a fleet of unique traveling museums. Rick Laubscher, author and president of Market Street Railway, will tell a few of the remarkable stories of San Francisco’s cable cars and streetcars detailed in his new book, On Track. Part travel and field guide, part civic and engineering history, this book has everything—from illustrations and specs to a trainspotter’s checklist.
Free for CHS and Heyday members
$5 general admission

California Historical Society, 678 Mission Street, San Francisco
In partnership with Heyday