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I saw the tail end of a show about the railroad that used to go by the beach in SF. The host said that the sunset dist. became a sort of "Train car town" for a while and that some of the traincars are still in place...that houses were built around them..help?
-- Carol West Henderson (CAWestH@AOL.com), August 02, 2001
A number of trolley cars were used for residences during the post-earthquake "housing crunch". A group of them out by the beach were known as "Carville". Do a 'net search on that name at Google.com as well as at the usual SF history sites. There should be several mentions.
-- Don Martinich (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 02, 2001.
I have an article and some photos about Carville on my web site about cable cars: http://www.geocities.com/cable_car_guy/cablecar.html
Look in the San Francisco Miscellany section.
- Joe Thompson ;0)
-- Joe Thompson (email@example.com), August 08, 2001.