The Cable Car Home Page

by Joe Thompson

A site about cable cars (also known as cable tramways) all over the world.
Santa Express

December, 2018 Picture of the Month: The Emporium, a now gone-but-not-forgotten department store across the street from the turntable at Powell and Market used to sponsor a yearly Christmas parade. Muni would decorate cable car 504 Santa's sleigh. Santa would ride down Powell Street in his sled atop the roof. That must have been a thrilling ride. Here we see "conductress" Mary Ball and "Jimin-E," an Emporium employee on the back platform. (source: Trolley Topics, December, 1950).

New in December, 2018: On the San Francisco page: The twentieth year update of Christmas on the Cables by the late Joe Lacey.

Coming in January, 2019: On the Other California Cities page: A ten and twenty year update on the Second Street Cable Railway, the first cable traction line in Los Angeles

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