Monday, June 1, 2020

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

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

It includes some new items:
1. Picture of the Month: In Edinburgh's Waterloo Place, a short segment of cable tram track and slot is visible but nearly obscured. Google Maps Streetview Image updated Jul 2019. Copyright 2020 Google.
2. A ten year update about the Edinburgh Northern Cable Tramways/Edinburgh and District Tramways Company, Ltd. Includes present-day images of a surviving stretch of track and remnants of depots (car barns and powerhouses)
3. Added News update about the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the rescheduled Muni History Weekend

Ten years ago this month (June, 2010):
1. Picture of the Month: Edinburgh Cable Tram 209 2. On the UK page: The Edinburgh Northern Cable Tramways/Edinburgh and District Tramways Company, Ltd, which operated until 1923 and an 1890 article by William Newby Colam on the Edinburgh Northern Cable Tramways
3. On the Who page: A new article about engineer William Newby Colam, who was involved with several UK cable tramways
4. On the Motion Pictures Which Feature Cable Cars page: Thanks to Dexter Wong, I added The Sniper
5. Add link to new cable car page, Coming to Grips

Twenty years ago this month (June, 2000):
1. Picture of the Month: DB Fisk Advertisement
2. Mystery Picture Contest results.
3. Roll out Seattle Miscellany section with article about ferry Kalakala (later moved to my San Francisco Bay Ferryboats site.
4. Add mention of 1897 movie clip to Chicago page
5. Add info about new Car 9 to roster. Add story to bibliography.
6. Add thanks to First & Fastest, a magazine about the electric railways in the Chicago area for recommending this site in its Summer, 2000 issue. Add thanks to Val Golding for supplying newspaper clippings about Kalakala. Add thanks to Yahoo for listing this site in its directory. Add link to Clive Mottram's Tramway and Trolleybus Images.

Coming in July: On the Cable Car Lines in Chicago page: On the UK page: A ten year update on the Birmingham Central Tramways Company, which operated cable trams until 1911

The Cable Car Home Page now has a Facebook page:

Joe Thompson
The Cable Car Home Page (updated 01-June-2020)
San Francisco Bay Ferryboats (updated 31-January-2020)
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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