Exciting news for Bernal Heights commuters: We just got a new cable car stop on Coso!
Neighbor Becky filed this report yesterday:
Cable cars on Coso street? Imagine my surprise to see a cable car running on Coso St. this morning. And what is this city coming to? it’s decked out in Christmas decorations but it isn’t even Halloween!
Either that, or it was a photo shoot, of course. Which would explain the photographers.
Indeed! Actually, it was a photo shoot, for a Holiday fashion catalog that our sources were not able to identify. And it was an actual, for-reals cable car — albeit a motorized cable car, which is transit geek-speak for a retired cable car mounted on an internal combusion-powered truck chassis. (This particular former cable car was converted by the late, great Arnold Gridley.)
But who cares how the thing climbs up a hill? The catalog shoot affirmed our glamour credentials, and the presence of the cable car affirmed that Bernal Heights would look rather stylish with our very own cable car line. Although, we already knew that.