Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Pulp -- Battle Stories -- July 5, 2022


This issue of Battle Stories includes a story about French ace René Fonck. "Death Falcon of France."

Monday, July 4, 2022

Happy Independence Day 2022-- July 4, 2022

Perth Amboy Evening News, 03-July-1922

Happy Fourth of July to all. 246 years ago, we declared our independence.

Sunday, July 3, 2022

Sometimes When the Skipper Has Run Over a Chicken -- July 3, 2022

Perth Amboy Evening News, 11-June-1922

I love Fontaine Fox's The Toonerville Trolley That Meets All the Trains.

Washington Times, 30-June-1918

Saturday, July 2, 2022

Someone is Spoofing Krazy -- July 2, 2022

Washington Times, 04-July-1922

I love George Herriman's Krazy Kat. This is a Dickens of a story. Click on the image to see a larger version.

Washington Times, 30-June-1918

Friday, July 1, 2022

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

San Francisco Chronicle, 12-December-1897

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

It includes some new items:
1. Picture of the Month: "Fillmore and Sutter Street Cars Crash Into One Another -- Several Passengers Injured." (Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 12-December-1897)
2. On the Sutter Street Railway page: An 1897 article about a collision between a Sutter Street cable car and a Fillmore Street electric car: Collision at Sutter and Fillmore.
3. Archived April 2022 What's New and January-June 2021 news items

Ten years ago this month (July, 2012):
1. Picture of the Month: Proposal for a cable-driven elevated railway. (Source: Exposé of the Facts Concerning the Proposed Elevated Patent Railway. 1866.).
2. On the Cable Car Lines in New York and New Jersey page: More about the West Side and Yonkers Patent Railway, including an image from an 1867 proposal and an 1869 newspaper article with technical details and lists of investors and company officers:
- The Elevated Railway; Successful Trial Trips of the West Side Railroad in Greenwich-Street (New York Times, Tuesday, September 7, 1869)
3. Added date for the 2012 Cable Car Bell Ringing Contest
4. Archived April 2012 What's New and January-June 2011 news items

Twenty years ago this month (July, 2002):
1. Picture of the Month: Charles T Harvey testing his West Side and Yonkers Patent Railway.
2. Add Manhattan's West Side and Yonkers Patent Railway, a pre-Hallidie cable line and the first elevated railway, to the Cable Car Lines in New York and New Jersey page.
3. Add article about Charles T Harvey to the Who page
4. Add two articles about the 1949 Cal Cable strike to the Newspaper article page
5. Add Selected articles from Manufacturer and Builder Magazine (1870-1879) to the Miscellany page. This contains many articles about early els in New York.
6. Add News item about reconstruction of Seattle's Iron Pergola.
7. Archive Apr 2002 What's New and Jan-Jun 2001 newspaper articles.

Coming in August, 2022: On the Sutter Street Railway page: An 1897 San Francisco Examiner 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:

Joe Thompson
The Cable Car Home Page (updated 01-July-2022)
San Francisco Bay Ferryboats (updated 31-January-2020)
Park Trains and Tourist Trains (updated 30-November-2021)
The Pneumatic Rolling-Sphere Carrier Delusion (updated spasmodically)
The Big V Riot Squad (new blog)

Thursday, June 30, 2022

COVID-19, Vaccine, Masks, Church, Baseball and School -- June 30, 2022


Some sources say that variants of the COVID-19 Omicron variant could potentially infect everyone in the Bay Area. Some extended care places are reimposing lockdowns.

Attendance may be going up a bit at mass.

The Giants are struggling.