Monday, August 1, 2022

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

San Francisco Examiner, 12-December-1897

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

It includes some new items:
1. Picture of the Month: "A Runaway Electric Car Crashes Into a Sutter Cable Car." (Source: San Francisco Examiner, 12-December-1897)
2. On the Sutter Street Railway page: Another 1897 article about a collision between a Sutter Street cable car and a Fillmore Street electric car: Collision at Sutter and Fillmore (from the San Francisco Examiner).
3. On the Links page: A page of historic transit information suggested by a member of a stem club for girls. We need more young women in STEM.
4. On the Cable Tramways in Australia and New Zealand page: Banner from the the Wellington Cable Car about their annual maintenance shutdown and a stop bullying campaign. A map showing how to reach the Interim Cable Car Building of the Dunedin Heritage Light Rail Trust. A banner for a centennial lecture about the Penang Hills Railway.
5. On the UK page: A banner advertising Cliff Lift Day 2022.

Ten years ago this month (August, 2012):
1. Picture of the Month: Great Orme Tramway cars 4 and 5 in the passing loop on the lower section of the line. (Source: "The Great Orme Tramway: The Cable Car of Wales" by Walter Rice Ph.D. Photo by Walter Rice. All rights reserved.)
2. On the UK page: More about the Great Orme Tramway, a unique street-running funicular in Llandudno Wales

Twenty years ago this month (August, 2002):
1. Picture of the Month: Great Orme car 5 entering Victoria Station
2. Add Llandudno Wale's Great Orme Tramway, a unique street-running funicular, to the UK page, in honor of the 100th anniversary of its lower section.
3. Add News item about Union Square reopening and date for bell ringing contest.
4. Walter Rice pointed out that it was never the "California Street Cable Railway", so I changed it to "Railroad" in various places. 125 Years Ago This Month (August 31, 1897): West Seattle Cable Railway closed

Coming in September, 2022: On the Sutter Street Railway page: An 1897 San Francisco Call story about the same collision at Fillmore and Sutter between a Fillmore Street electric car and a Sutter Street cable train.

The Cable Car Home Page now has a Facebook page:

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