Wednesday, June 1, 2022

June, 2022 Version of the Cable Car Home Page -- June 1, 2022

I just put the June 2022 version of my Cable Car Home Page on the server:

It includes some new items:
1. Picture of the Month: "Disastrous Collision Between a Trolley and a Cable Car." (Source: San Francisco Examiner, 24-February-1897)
2. On the Ferries & Cliff House Railway page: An 1897 article about a collision between a Powell Street cable car and an Ellis Street electric car.
3. Added News item about gripman Val Lupiz being featured on the local television news.
4. Changed toy cable car picture on the main page to a "2 Classic Streetcars" set.

Ten years ago this month (June, 2012):
1. Picture of the Month: Brooklyn Heights Railroad Montague Street cable cars at the Wall Street Ferry terminal, from the 18-July-1897 New York Tribune
2. On the Cable Car Lines in New York and New Jersey page: More about the Brooklyn Heights Railroad, including items from the Street Railway Journal
3. On the Cable Car Lines in Ohio page: Added two Street Railway Journal items about Cleveland's Brooklyn Street Railroad/South Side Railway, both owned by Tom L Johnson, one of which had an experimental cable installation using the Johnson Ladder Cable System
4. On the Who page: Added a profile from the Street Railway Journal and an obituary from Railway Age and Northwestern Railroader about cable traction engineer Robert Gillham

Twenty years ago this month (June, 2002):
1. Picture of the Month: Warning sign at Washington/Mason barn.
2. Add Brooklyn's Brooklyn Heights Railroad to the Cable Car Lines in New York and New Jersey page.
3. Roll out new page of newspaper articles about cable cars, with articles about the end of the Pacific Avenue line and a 1935 accident at Powell and California.
4. Add photos to the San Francisco Municipal Railway page and make images into thumbnails. Also thumbnailed photos on roster page. Mentioned car 524's 1950 visit to LA
5. Add grip and yoke photos to the How page and add link to cable car bell wav file. Also add background sound to cover page.
6. Add News and bibliography items about California Street cable break and new cable car book.
7. Split Links and Selected Articles from Manufacturer and Builder (3/ 4) pages into two pages because of new Geocities page size limit.

125 years ago this month (June, 1897):
June 14 - The Citizens Traction Company of Pittsburgh stopped its cables and converted to electric operation.

Coming in July, 2022: 

On the Cable Car Lines in San Francisco page: Newspaper stories about some accidents in 1922

The Cable Car Home Page now has a Facebook page:

Joe Thompson
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