Tuesday, September 1, 2020

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


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

It includes some new items:
1. Picture of the Month: 24 Brixton Road served as a depot (car barn) for Brixton Hill trams. Later it was a substation for electric trams. Now it houses the Church of the Holy Redeemer, a mission for the area's Italian community. Photo by kk69521 at flickr, All Rights Reserved.
2. On the Cable Trams in the UK page: A ten year update on London's Brixton Cable Tramway
3. Added News update about the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the short-lived return of Muni Metro service and Wellington's Kelburn Cable Car.
4. Added News item about a calendar created by the Dunedin Heritage Light Rail Trust, which is striving to recreate the Mornington cable tramway.

Ten years ago this month (September, 2010):
1. The picture of the month: Kennington Changing-Place, where London's Brixton Road horse trams received cable grips for the trip up Brixton Hill.

2. On the UK page: A new article about London's Brixton Cable Tramway, including "A Chat on a Cable Car", a magazine article describing a ride over the line

3. Also on the UK page: Chapter Six from "Tramways: Their Construction and Working, Embracing a Comprehensive History", an 1894 book by Daniel Kinnear Clark

4. On the Cable Cars in the Pacific Northwest page, more photos from our July, 2010 visit to Seattle, including the Waterfront Streetcar Line (which is now a bus route), the monorail, light rail at SeaTac airport, and Union Station

5. On the Motion Pictures Which Feature Cable Cars page: Thanks to Dexter Wong, I added "Petulia"

6. Added News and Bibliography items about cable car 62 at the State Fair and the introduction of Clipper

Twenty years ago this month (September, 2000):
1. Picture of the Month: Fairfax funicular

2. Add Fairfax funicular article to the San Francisco Miscellany page.

3. Add news item and other remarks about old car 4 being installed at Pac Bell Park.

4. Add news item and bibliography item about new cable car book.

5. Add news item about car 9 mishap.

Coming in October: On the Cable Trams in the UK page: A ten year update on the London and Blackwall Railway, an early cable-operated railway line

The Cable Car Home Page now has a Facebook page:

Joe Thompson
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The Big V Riot Squad (new blog)

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