Wednesday, April 8, 2020

April, 2020 Version of the Cable Car Home Page -- April 8, 2020

Due to some family medical issues, I am late in putting out my April updates.

I just put the April, 2020 version of my Cable Car Home Page on the server:

It includes some new items:
1. Picture of the Month: My daughter and son-in-law were packing up to move and found this patch, which they kindly gave to me.
2. The Twentieth Anniversary of the Kitsch page: New items include Two more TWA posters; A puzzle; two patches.
3. Added News and Chronology items about the virus pandemic that shut down the cable cars and 90 per cent of Muni's other lines
4. Changed toy cable car picture on the main page to plastic cable car 514

Ten years ago this month (April, 2010):
1. Picture of the Month: A souvenir piece of California Street Cable Railroad cable
2. The Tenth Anniversary of the Kitsch page: A display of kitsch at the Cable Car Museum; a sheet music cover for "The Cable Car Song"; three large views of toy Car 514; three views of plastic toy cable car 501; a pin and a magnet from Michael Jordan's Chicago restaurant, which was in a cable car powerhouse
3. On the Sutter Street Railway page and the Miscellany page, in the Cable Railway Trust article, a stock certificate for the Cable Railway Company, which has been in the Schmitt family since 1881. Thank you to Carl P Schmitt for sharing this family treasure
4. On the Who page: A photo of Henry Casebolt's home, which still stands on Pierce Street.
5. Added News and Bibliography items about the return of Angels Flight
6. Added News and Bibliography items about plans to refurbish the California Street and Powell Street lines
7. On the Motion Pictures Which Feature Cable Cars page: Thanks to Jack Tillmany, I added What's Up, Doc?
8. Add link to the website of the South Western Electricity Historical Society, from the UK
9. Changed toy cable car picture on the main page to Number 501 on its box

Twenty years ago this month (April, 2000):
1. Picture of the Month: Cable Car Room menu
2. Roll out Cable Car Kitsch page
3. Change toy cable car picture on the main page to car 504
4. Use database table in Where & When page
5. Add news items for Powell Street suspension and Hallidie anniversary
6. Add links for the Baltimore Streetcar Museum and the Baltimore Transit Archives and remove dead Bay Area Backroads link. Add link for
7. Join Blickpunkt Straßenbahn web ring

Coming in May, 2020: On the Cable Car Lines in Chicago page: On the UK page: A ten year update on the Matlock Tramways Company, Ltd, which operated until 1927

The Cable Car Home Page now has a Facebook page:

Joe Thompson
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