Sunday, May 1, 2022

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

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

It includes some new items:
1. Picture of the Month: "Scene of the daring $4,100 robbery of officials of the California street cable road on a street car at California and Jones streets yesterday." (Source: San Francisco Examiner, 04-January-1922)
2. On the California Street Cable Railroad page: A 1922 article about a James Gang-style robbery on a California Street cable car.Ten years ago this month (May, 2012):

1. Picture of the Month: Milton Wheaton's patent for his ladder cable system
2. On the Cable Car Lines in New York and New Jersey page: More about the experimental cable car installation of the Brooklyn Cable Company, including items from the Street Railway Journal
3. On the Miscellany page: More updates to my article about Non-Grip and Shallow Conduit Systems, with more about the Tom L Johnson ladder cable system, including Milton Wheaton's patent 192314 and images from Tom L Johson's patent 317,139

Twenty years ago this month (May, 2002):
1. Picture of the Month: Former Omnibus Railroad cable car used as passenger car on the Mill Valley & Mount Tamalpais Railroad.
2. Add Brooklyn's Brooklyn Cable Company to the Cable Car Lines in New York and New Jersey page.
3. Add photos to the Omnibus Railroad page and make images into thumbnails. Add Sanborn maps of the powerhouses.
4. Add photo of Fannie Barnes to the Who page
5. Thanks to Len Foley for pointing out that my Dunedin photographs were of the Maryhill and not the Roslyn line. Thanks to Walter Rice for pointing out some errors in my Muni page
6. Add obituary for engineer Bud Meyers to Bibliography.

Coming in June, 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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Park Trains and Tourist Trains (updated 30-November-2021)
The Pneumatic Rolling-Sphere Carrier Delusion (updated spasmodically)
The Big V Riot Squad (new blog)

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