This story just made my weekend.
So that's why Muni went to PCC cars on the "N"!And to be completely accurate, cable cars are technically a type of streetcars; the cars on Market St. are electric streetcars, sometimes called trolleys (although in England a "trolley" is an electric bus powered by overhead wires, which we Yanks call a trolley bus, trolley coach or trackless trolley). And let's not get started on "light rail" and "heavy rail".
And in England, a "trolley" also refers to a small cart, and can be a shopping cart. I, as a Canadian originally happy to be from Newfoundland, have been known to hear the word "trolley" used to refer to such a cart. This use of "trolley" for a trolleybus is also used in France in French.(in a Southern accent) "Gol-ly, Sergeant Carter!" "PYLE!"
Okay, I just wanted to put this Gomer Pyle thing in as a joke. I just felt like putting it in. :)
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