Distance: 4 miles, Yoga
|Pacific Avenue, 2021|
Thank you, internet, for solving yesterday's mystery of the benches on the sidewalk a block above Ciwt's home.
There's no transportation up there on Pacific now, but, turns out There Was! A Cable car! And it turned around right on that block of Pacific Avenue! AND when the line closed in November 1929, it was such a monumental event that its last run was professionally filmed.
There's more!!! That very film is right here https://www.streetcar.org/incredible-film-cable-cars-on-pacific-ave-1929/ Absolutely must viewing for those of you who love old historical films, railroads, and/or San Francisco.
And here's even more information:
A Movietone Newreel crew spent several days filming the Pacific Avenue cable car line before it closed in November 1929. It was the last line still operating grip and trailer cars, and the crew was particularly intrigued by how they reversed direction at the end of the line. The second half of the film shows the parade marking the end of operations on the line.
What a treasure trove!!