While the cablecars aren't moving...
If you've been in or around the Union Square area the past few days, you have noticed a distinct lack of activity up and down Powell St. The cable car gearbox rehabilitation project has taken it's next step to the Powell line, so there has been bustitution.
The wizards (and that doesn't begin to explain the amazing work they do) at the Cable Car Carpentry shops decided it would be a great opportunity to tune-up the cable car deck (the turntable by Powell and Market St where countless cable cars roll on top of it every day as they are turned around for their next trip towards the Wharf).
The photos and text below are courtesy of Andrew McCarron, SFMTA Supervisor, Woods Cable Car Carpentry Shops who told us a little more about what they accomplished:
"Attached are some pictures of the Powell & Market Turntable Deck Replacement, completed over the weekend. Since the Powell & Mason line was shut for ten days I thought it would be a golden opportunity to tune up the turntable deck. We replaced all of the deck boards with Redwood Clear KD wood, sanded and water sealed the deck. The first picture from left to right, Carpenters: Joseph Byrne, Todd Hurly, Carpenter Supervisor: Andrew McCarron, and Carpenter Keith McCombs. The second picture from left to right, Carpenters: Joseph Byrne, Todd Hurly, Track Labor Nicolaus Hufnagel, and Electrician Charles Peppers. Nico keep us safe on the line, even though it was shut down, and Charles the electrician address some electrical needs down on site."
Thank you everyone for your continued dedication to your craft. Your work is truly amazing!