These were consolidated and brought into the ownership of the Washington Water Power Company which then controlled all lighting and street railway business except the motor line owned by John R. An exhibit in the Pioneer Square light rail station includes the terminal sheave of the Yesler Way line, which had been excavated in Yesler Way is to the right. A postcard shows why cable cars survived for many years on Madison Street.
Helens, situated, respectively, sixty and miles to the east and north. Dennis as the principal factor. Go to top of The Electric Railway Journal section. An exhibit in the Pioneer Square light rail station includes a history of the Yesler Way line. It was centrally located and allowed us to walk almost everywhere.
Seattle City Railway
The cable line began at Monroe and First, ran north across the river to Boone, and then west and crossed the river at a point near Natatorium park, having its terminus on the present drill grounds of Fort Wright. A contemporary view shows that the hill is still steep. It is the center of one of the most remarkable mining regions of the state, and is situated most delightfully on a mountain slope overlooking the neighboring valley, where the crest of the range on two sides is studded all over with the mining and milling equipments, by means of which the rich gold, silver and copper ores in which the mountain abounds, are hoisted from its depths and separated and smelted.
May, Picture of the Month. An exhibit in the Pioneer Square light rail station includes the terminal sheave of the Yesler Way line, which had been excavated in Kuhlmann proposes to use weights to counterbalance the weight of the cars, so that the electric power will be needed only to haul up the passengers.
Detail of California St Cable R. The present year, however, has been an. The city is distant sixty miles due east from the Pacific Coast, but by the Columbia is miles to the ocean.
A replacement bus on the Waterfront Streetcar sits on the other side of Alaskan Way. Kuhlmann, the company's engineer. There is also a short steam dummy line. The iron pergola that served as the terminal of the Union Trunk and Yesler Way lines is in the foreground. The city is situated on the Willamette River, twelve miles above its junction with the Columbia at the head of navigation for deep sea vessels of both rivers, and enjoys an extensive shipping trade with American coast cities and with foreign countries.
On reaching the bottom of the hill on its way up the car again takes the grip, and is started by the electric power. An exhibit in the Pioneer Square light rail station includes the preserved terminal sheave of the Yesler Way line. Our company owns a franchise for a cable and electric railway, starting from Occidental Square in the heart of the city along James Street to Broadway, and also a franchise from this point to the eastern, northern and southern city limits, each being a separate extension, and will be operated by electricity. A sign marks a crossing of the currently suspended Waterfront Streetcar.
Madison Street Station sits empty. That part of the road from Occidental Square up James Street to the power house is so steep, being of an average grade of sixteen per cent, that it was impossible to operate same by electricity, hence this company will start its electric cars at Occidental Square, but towing them to the power house by cable, using a very small cable tow car, equipped with Phoenix patent grip; and after reaching the power house, the same electric cars will be sent on by electricity alone in the various directions, namely, northern and eastern city limits. Two cable trains pause in front of the powerhouse and car barn. The problem of making electric cars climb a steep hill has been puzzling the Rainier Avenue Electric Co.
Note the trestlework that carries the line Source: It was centrally located and allowed us to walk almost everywhere. This, we believe, is the first road in the country where cable and electricity are both employed for the operation of the same cars. May, Picture of the Month.
This illustration, looking up the great trestle from the powerhouse, comes from the article. The Board of Public Works almost decided to refuse the permit until next March, but as the company has arranged to take care of the East Queen Anne traffic by way of the Cedar Street line, it was decided to allow the street to be torn up this winter. Volume VII, Number 6. The Super-Six was a Hudson model. The sign gives the history of the cable car line.
The present year, however, has been an. Yesler Way is to the right. Portland, although two degrees farther north than its namesake on the Atlantic Coast, has, owing to its proximity to the ocean, and the influence of the Japan Gulf current which breaks upon the coast, a temperature as mild as that found from to 1, miles farther south on the Eastern coast. Looking up 11th Street about Moore, Herbert Bolster, J.
- The rainy season usually lasts from November to March, and the average annual precipitation is Note the tracks on the platform. It was centrally located and allowed us to walk almost everywhere. The major characteristics are its magnificent homes, imposing business blocks of stone and brick, fine public buildings, handsome churches, commodious school buildings and its noted hotel, the Portland. Former Seattle Fire Department Station 10 serves as department headquarters and houses a museum which was closed when we visited.
- Wharton, controls all the street railway lines in the city, which embrace fifteen miles of track, one and a half miles of which is operated by cable power and the remainder by electric power. Seattle Fire Department Station 5, with fireboat Leschi. Dennis as the principal factor. Norman severed his connection with the company in From Electrical Engineer , July 19,
A postcard showing Steve's Cable Room, with cable car booths, and the Gay '90s room, with surrey with a fringe on top tables. This grip will move in a slot in the middle of the track similar to that in a cable track, except that the conduit will be much smaller. At some mysterious bidding they seem to have arranged themselves as silent sentinels standing guard over the destinies of this great empire, while they show what can be done in the way of mountain making. Sherwood was its president, Frank R. The cars have eight wheels and some are equipped with trucks from the Tripp Manufacturing Co.
May, Picture of the Month. Grant Street Electric Power Station. Volume VII, Number 4. The statement that it rains continuously in this locality is a libel on the country, for we can testify that during our stay of six weeks on this portion of the coast, there were three pleasant days. The population to which the street railways cater is about 80,, and these lines on the miles of track averaging one and two-fifths miles to the thousand carried the entire population about times in Used with permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
Portland Cable Railway
As electric power was not equal to carrying the cars up this grade, some other agency had to be found to assist it. A replacement bus on the Waterfront Streetcar sits on the other side of Alaskan Way. The famous sign at Pike Place Market. Here is one of the two trains, sitting at the Seattle Center Station. A sign marks a crossing of the currently suspended Waterfront Streetcar. An exhibit in the Pioneer Square light rail station includes an explanation of how cable cars work.