SF Examiner: When rebuilding SF’s 100-year-old cable cars, carpenters turn to new digital photo archive to nail the details

SF Examiner: When rebuilding SF’s 100-year-old cable cars, carpenters turn to new digital photo archive to nail the details. “The subtle sloping arch of its windows. The layered wooden brow extending from its roof. The swelling outward curve of its back panel, where a conductor may stand on any given day. These are just some of the countless little details Muni’s cable car carpenters obsess over to achieve millimeter-perfect historical accuracy. They only have one chance to get it right. Barring major collisions, Muni reconstructs each cable car just once every 50 years. Now these wood-working artisans have been armed with a new tool to ensure every screw, and every nail, is placed more accurately than ever before: Photos.”