Friday, May 1, 2020

May, 2020 Version of the Cable Car Home Page -- May 1, 2020

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

It includes some new items:
1. Picture of the Month: This elaborate shelter served Matlock Tramway customers in Crown Square. It now stands in Hall Leys Park. Google Maps Streetview Image updated May 2017. Copyright 2020 Google.
2. On the Cable Trams in the UK page: A ten year update about the Matlock Tramways Company, Ltd, which operated until 1927. Includes present-day images of the line's depot (carbarn) and passenger shelter
3. On the UK page: in the Cliff Lifts article: Ads for for Cliff Railway Day, 2020, which has been cancelled because of the COVID-19 quarantine.
4. Added News items about the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the rescheduled San Francisco History Fair

Ten years ago this month (May, 2010):
1. Picture of the Month: Matlock cable tram 3 carries a good crowd up Bank Road
2. On the UK page: The Matlock Tramways Company, Ltd, which operated until 1927
3. On the More Muni Photos page: photos of Powell and Market in the early morning
4. Added News item about Willa Johnson, the second gripwoman
5. Added date for the 2010 Cable Car Bell Ringing Contest

Twenty years ago this month (May, 2000):
1. Picture of the Month: Mystery Picture Number One
2. Roll out Mystery Picture Contest page
3. Roll out article by Emiliano J Echeverria about the California/Powell signal tower on the San Francisco Miscellany page. Add references on How/CSC/FCH/Muni pages.
4. Add DOA to Movies Which Feature Cable Cars list.
5. Add info about new Car 9 to roster. Add story to bibliography.
6. Add link for Harry Marnell's California Trolleys page. Add link to SF Seals web site.

Coming in June:
On the Cable Car Lines in Chicago page: On the UK page: A ten year update on the Edinburgh Northern Cable Tramways/Edinburgh and District Tramways Company, Ltd

The Cable Car Home Page now has a Facebook page:

Joe Thompson
The Cable Car Home Page (updated 01-May-2020)
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Park Trains and Tourist Trains (updated 31-July-2019)
The Pneumatic Rolling-Sphere Carrier Delusion (updated spasmodically)
The Big V Riot Squad (new blog)

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