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Working the grip.

SF Muni Gripman working the grip on Powell Street Car 28 in Chinatown. A 133 year-old profession, Gripmen have probably the most physically demanding operators job on the Muni, as control of the grip and track brakes require strength and endurance.

Photographed by Paul Joyce, June, 1985.
Added to the photo archive by Paul Joyce, June 11, 2006.

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