The Cable Car Home Page

by Joe Thompson

A site about cable cars (also known as cable tramways) all over the world.
Terry grip detail

July, 2017 Picture of the Month: A detail view of the shallow conduit Terry Grip, from a Continental Cable Company ad. (source: Street Railway Journal Supplement, January, 1890).

New in July, 2017: On the Cable Car Lines in Kansas City page: A ten year update on the Union Cable Railway, which used an unsuccessful shallow conduit system and operated for one day

Also New in July, 2017: On the the Why page: Added "Picture of the Month -- Twenty Years" -- some interesting statistics and stories about the Picture of the Month, which started in July, 1997

Coming in August, 2017: On the Kansas City page: "Personal Reminiscences of Early Cable Street Railway Work in Kansas City, MO," a 1900 article by EJ Lawless, a man with a really impressive mustache.

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