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    SAN FRANCISCO, USA

    San Francisco's famous cable car system is officially back in operation after lying idle for several months during repairs costing 60 million dollars.

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    JUNE 21 (NBC)
    1. GV & SVs Driver rings tune on cable car bell. (3 SHOTS) 0.21
    VIA NBC (C) EUROVISION)
    2. GV & SV Crowds cheer during ribbon-cutting ceremony by Mayor Dianne Feinstein. (2 SHOTS) 0.29
    3. GVs Balloons released into air as cable car departs. (3 SHOTS) 0.37
    4. GVs Cable car travelling uphill. (3 SHOTS) 0.53
    5. SVs Passengers on cable car. (3 SHOTS) 1.05
    FILE (MONO)
    6. GVs STILL AND MOVIE Cable cars operating many years ago. (5 SHOTS) 1.11
    FILE (COLOUR)
    7. GVs Cable car running down hill and on to turntable. (3 SHOTS) 1.17
    JUNE 21
    8. GVs Parade celebrating return of cable cars. (2 SHOTS) 1.23
    9. GV NIGHT SCENE Fireworks display. 1.27
    10. GVs NIGHT SCENES Cable car operating at night. (3 SHOTS) 1.36
    InitialsCC/JRS


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    Background: SAN FRANCISCO, USA

    San Francisco's famous cable car system is officially back in operation after lying idle for several months during repairs costing 60 million dollars. The occasion was marked with a huge outdoor party and a ribbon-cutting ceremony performed by the city's Mayor, Dianne Feinstein The cable cars were introduced 111 years ago to replace an antiquated system of horse-drawn cars. At first, city residents were skeptical, but they soon realised the cable cars climbed San Francisco's steep hills more effectively than the horses. The eight-kilometre-long system soon became the city's best-known symbol. During the celebrations, cable cars were festooned with balloons and a jazz band played the city's unofficial anthem "I Left My Heart In San Francisco". The restoration programme lasted 20 months and the bill was met by both private donations and government funds. Each vehicle in the service -- the last surviving cable car system in the United States -- has a bell which is sounded to warn motorists and pedestrians to keep clear. The festivities on June 21, which included a firework display, marked the official return of the system. In fact it was back in operation on June 3. On that day, large crowds lined the streets and passengers waved balloons as they went by.

    Source: NBC/VIA NBC (C)

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    Film ID:
    VLVA235XUPMRB7TKTMQ7RB92GZQHH
    Media URN:
    VLVA235XUPMRB7TKTMQ7RB92GZQHH
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/06/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Greyscale
    Duration:
    00:01:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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