The Cable Car Home Page

by Joe Thompson

A site about cable cars (also known as cable tramways) all over the world.
Who Remembers?

July, 2024 Picture of the Month: "Who Remembers?" asks "When you received a real thrill by riding alongside the gripman in one of the old cable cars?" "CTC" stands for Capital Traction Company, which consolidated the District's transit companies. (source: "Who remembers?" Washington Evening Star, 07-October-1927.)

New in July, 2024: On the Cable Car Lines in the District of Columbia and Baltimore page: A ten year update about the Washington and Georgetown Railroad including contemporary newspaper items and images. The company was forced to use cable traction at a time when companies in other cities were switching from horse or cable to electric traction.

Coming in August, 2024: On the Cable Car Lines in the District of Columbia and Baltimore page: A ten year update about Washington DC's Columbia Railway.

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Copyright 1996-2024 by Joe Thompson. All rights reserved.


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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).
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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


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