The Cable Car Home Page

by Joe Thompson

A site about cable cars (also known as cable tramways) all over the world.
Hard Rock Cable Car 2009

April, 2024 Picture of the Month: A 2009 pin from the San Francisco Hard Rock Cafe at Pier 39.

New in April, 2024: On the Cable Car Kitsch page: More collectible items about cable cars, including: the cover of the May, 1959 issue of Esquire Magazine; the cover of the July, 1984 Popular Mechanics; the cover of the June, 1984 San Francisco Magazine; a tourism ad for Californians, Inc; a magazine ad for Maidenform bras; a China Airline map of San Francisco; several images of toy California Street cable car 51; toy cable cars and other items on the shelf atop my desk;

Coming in May, 2024: On the Cable Car Lines in the District of Columbia and Baltimore page: A ten year update about the The Baltimore Traction Company. Cable traction did not arrive in Baltimore until 1891, after all other US cities except Tacoma..

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cshrr Clay and Kearny
The Birth of the Cable Car - 150 Years

August and September 2023 marked the 150th anniversary of the birth of cable traction on the Clay Street Hill Railroad. One part of a stereoscope view.. (Image Source: OpenSFHistory / wnp24.224a.jpg).
cshrr Clay and Kearny


The Cable Car Home Page 25 Years
1996 -- The Cable Car Home Page - 25 Years -- 2021

November, 2021 was the 25th anniversary of this website.
I wish I had written down the date I started it.

The Cable Car Home Page 25 Years


SF Bay Ferries

Please visit my site about

San Francisco Bay Ferryboats (new url)

SF Bay Ferries

Park Trains

Please visit my page about

Park Trains and Tourist Trains

Park Trains

Blog

As if I didn't have enough websites to keep track of, I now have a blog:

The Pneumatic Rolling-Sphere Carrier Delusion

Blog

Big V

And now I now have another blog, mostly about movies:

The Big V Riot Squad

Big V

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