Thanks and Links/Page 1

by Joe Thompson

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Sites about Cable Cars

Cable Car Home Page

This site now has a Facebook page.
Link verified 30-Nobember-2016.

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Friends

The Friends of the Cable Car Museum, the organization that runs the museum at Washington/Mason, has an excellent web site, which was redesigned in late 2005. Thanks to them for linking to my site.
Link verified 07-March-2012.

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MSR

Today's Market Street Railway is a railfan organization with a great web site. Their site has lots of cable car-related information. They have restored Cal Cable car 42 and may some day use it for excursions.
Link verified 07-March-2012.

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Rising Sun Productions has a neat page about San Francisco cable cars, which includes an animation that lets the visitor operate a cable car. Thanks to them for linking to this site.
Link verified 07-March-2012.

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YahooGroups

Thanks to Stephen Goodman, for organizing a cable car email list (groups.yahoo.com/group/cablecars). There is another Yahoo group called cablecarhistorians (groups.yahoo.com/group/cablecarhistorians). Sadly, both groups have been taken over by spammers.

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Thomas Hurtut had a French site about cable cars at http://www3.sympatico.ca/thomas.hurtut/cablecar/. Thanks to Thomas for linking to this site. I hope he brings his site back.

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Jayson Agagnier created the first cable car cam, and had a link to this site. He has not been able to reestablish it since his isp went under. It was at www.nerdcam.com/webcam/cablecarcam/index.html.

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Portland

Thanks to webmaster Bruce McMillan of Portland Cable Trams Inc for providing information about their Diesel powered Melbourne cable tram. Check the pictures and the cool Shockwave animation.
Link verified 24-January-2014.

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Bruce Kliewe has revived his site on the 1982-1984 reconstruction.
Link verified 24-January-2014.

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Tara Ramroop has created Coming to Grips (good title) at The Bold Italic where she "gets into the gears of San Francisco cable cars". I'm enjoying it.
Links verified 24-January-2014.

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There used to be a cable car cam at AccuWeather.com.
Link verified 24-January-2014.

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Other Sites With Significant Content About Cable Cars

YahooGroups

Peter Ehrlich, retired Muni motorman, has a wonderful site for his photography business: pdephotography.com. Peter is also the founder of several Yahoo groups, including SFMuniHistory which often discusses San Francisco cable cars. Yahoo Groups require login.
Links verified 24-January-2014.

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SF Trains

San Francisco Trains is the website of a project which is restoring a locomotive of the State Belt Railroad. It includes a nice page on San Francisco Railroad Landmarks.
Link verified 24-January-2014.

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Funimag

Thanks to Michel Azema for adding a link on his excellent FuniMag (new url), the only WWW site entirely devoted to funiculars.
Link verified 24-January-2014.

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Relentless Red Rattler Thanks to the Wellington (NZ) Cable Car Museum for adding a link on their excellent site about the historic Wellington Cable Car, a funicular that has operated since 22-Feb-1902. Don't miss the animation.
Link verified 24-January-2014.
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Jon Bell has a transit page with clearly written text and excellent photographs. Thanks to him for linking to this page.
New url verified 15-December-2014.

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MCSF

Thanks to the Museum of the City of San Francisco for linking to this site and providing several historic photographs.
Link verified 13-March-2014.

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Thanks to the San Diego Historical Society, for including a link and some information I provided on their site. They have an excellent collection of transit photos, including several of San Diego cable cars.
Link verified 13-March-2014.

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Rick Russel's The Trolley Stop is a neat site about the history of transit. Rick is also the webmaster of The Seashore Trolley Museum in Kennebunkport, Maine. Thanks to Rick for including links to this site from both places.
Link verified 13-March-2014.

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Thanks to Bill Vandervoort's excellent Chicago Transit and Railfan Web Site (new url July, 2012) for adding a link to this page. You'll find some information about Chicago cable cars in the Surface Lines page. Bill also has some neat pictures, including former cable powerhouses.
Link verified 13-March-2014.

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Thanks to David Pirmann for adding a link on his ever more useful New York City Subway Resources page (in the San Francisco section). You'll find a nice selection of cable car photos.
Link verified 13-March-2014.

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Thanks to Andrew Cox of the Ballarat Vintage Tramway for including a link and for permission to use a photograph of their Melbourne cable train.
Link verified 13-March-2014.

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Thanks to Mark Kavanaugh of Kavanaugh Transit for linking to this site. I like the way he organized his site.
Link verified 13-March-2014.

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The Electric Railway Historical Association of Southern California has a neat site which includes detailed information about Los Angeles cable car lines. Thanks to them for linking to this site.
Link verified 13-March-2014.

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Nick Kibre's Trolley Postcards site has a neat collection of images. Thanks to Nick for linking to this site.
Link verified 13-March-2014.

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The Central Pacific Railroad Photographic History Museum is a fantastic site about the development of the Central Pacific and its tentacles.
Link verified 13-March-2014.

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Rail-Road Extra offers a great collection of neat old magazine articles about many railway topics, including cable cars. Thanks for linking to this site.

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Link verified 13-March-2014.
Thanks to Michael Patris, founder of the Mount Lowe Preservation Society, Inc , for suggesting corrections to my Mount Lowe article.
Link verified 13-March-2014.
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Peter Erlich, Muni motorman and darn good photographer, has a site for his professional photography business. "If you like streetcars, subways, and other street scenes and scenery from around the world, you'll love what we have to offer. PDE Photography offers professional photography of transportation and other subjects."
Link verified 13-March-2014.

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The Artcom Museum Tour has an illustrated page on the museum in the cable car barn. Thanks for permission to use some of their photographs on this site.
Link verified 13-March-2014.

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John Lienhard's University of Houston radio show The Engines of Our Ingenuity has an episode about cable cars.
Link verified 13-March-2014.

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The Library of Congress' American Memory site page about cable cars. They have photos, old movies, and text information.
Link verified 13-March-2014.

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Fliptomania has a cable car flip book on line.
Link verified 13-March-2014.

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Visit the Muni Haiku Project. Read the haikus, add your own. Thanks to Val Lupiz for pointing it out.
Link verified 13-March-2014.

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Other Transit and Railway Sites

Thanks to the Light Rail Transit Association for linking to this site on its Personal and Club Sites page

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Thanks to Chris Coleman for adding a link on his great Webville and Hypertext Railroad

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Thanks to Michel Marin for adding a link to his page Répertoire des sites ferroviaires. The page is not in English, but it has links to pages I have never seen anywhere else.

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Thanks to Bob Yarger, editor of the Railway Preservation News for adding an 05-Mar-1999 Brief on this site.

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Thanks to The American Railroads "An informational A to Z resource guide to American railroads:" for adding a link to this site.

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NMRA

Thanks to the NMRA Directory of World Wide Rail Sites for including this page in its North American Personal Page section.

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Thanks to JJ's Railroad Links for including this site.

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Thanks to Mike Irlam for including a link on his Mike's Railway History Home Page, a neat site which concentrates on world railway history up to 1935.

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Thanks to Tad Lane Creations for including a link on their International Railway Links page.

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Thanks to the Blickpunkt Straßenbahn (Viewpoint Tramway) for including a link on their Tramways of the World page. Blickpunkt Straßenbahn is a tramway magazine with an excellent website. This link has brought me several new European visitors.

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Don's Railspot (donross.railspot.com/index.htm), by the late Don Ross, had lots of neat pictures. Sadly, it is gone now. Thanks to Don for including a link to this site.

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Thanks to the Sarasota Model Railroad Club (Sarasota, Florida) for including a link to this site.

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Thanks to Shadow for recommending this site and including a link on his Memepool web log on 23-November-1999.

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Thanks to the Avery Power and Light Company, the home page of an HO scale layout in Boise, Idaho, for including this site on its favorite traction links.

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Thanks to Richard C DeArmond for including this site on the Links to Electric and Cable Rail page on his Electric Trolleybus Homepage.

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The Bus Station

Steve Annells' The Bus Station has a remarkable collection of links to transit sites. Thanks to Steve for including a link to this site.

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Thanks to Jacek Wesolowski for including a nice compliment and a link on his Urban Mountain Railways and People Movers site, which includes an interesting list of "funiculars, cog-wheel railways and other mountain-like people-movers".

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Thanks to the Baltimore Streetcar Museum for including a link in their database.

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Harry Marnell's California Trolleys is a good site with interesting pictures. Thanks to Harry for linking to this site.

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The East Penn Traction Club has an interesting site, which has an emphasis on modelling. Thanks to them for linking to this site.

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Clive Mottram's Tramway and Trolleybus Images, has a nice collection of transit-related photos in Australia. Thank you to Clive for providing information about Melbourne cable trams and for linking to this site.

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John Smatlak's Railway Preservation Resources has a nice web site describing the preservation-related services the company provides to museums and other owners and operators of historic railway equipment. Thank you to John for linking to this site, and also for for providing a great deal of information about the two San Francisco cable cars preserved at the Orange Empire Railway Museum. Railway Preservation Resources also has a nice section on North American Vintage Trolley Systems.

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PMRR

Thanks to Mike Coppack, webmaster of the Poway-Midland Railroad volunteers for providing information about their San Francisco/ Knott's Berry Farm cable car. The site has just been revised and it looks great. It includes information about the car and a photo. Thanks also for linking to this site.

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BECKETTS + 2000 Railroad Links links to this site.

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Ivan Furlanis has a site called Central Station. Ivan told me about the Italian Sassi-Superga line. Thanks to Ivan for linking to this site.

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Wiener Tramwaymuseum (Vienna Tramway Museum) links to this site.

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Bendigo Tramways links to this site.

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Streetcar Days in Honolulu, a site connected with a book on the subject, links to this site.

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The web site of the Johnstown Inclined Plane links to this site.

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Jim Ley's Web Pages links to this site on his public transit page. Jim is a Clamper.

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Thanks to Railroaddata.com for linking to this site from its Transit Light Rail and Commuter page.

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Mike Szilagyi's Philadelphia Trolley Tracks (formerly Streetcar Philadelphia) is a good site about Philadelphia's extensive streetcar lines, including the PCCs which currently run on San Francisco's F line.

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The Pennsylvania Trolley Museum in Washington, PA has a nice site.

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The Baltimore Transit Archives is a good site with an interesting design.

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Ron's Liverpool Tram Site has some excellent illustrations.

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OERM

The Orange Empire Railway Museum preserves two San Francisco cable cars.

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Thanks to Bart Nadeau of the The Western Railway Museum at Rio Vista Junction for providing information about two Sacramento/Clay cable cars. Check the picture of the week on their web site.

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The South Western Electricity Historical Society in the UK has an interesting website with lots of detail on tramways and cliff railways in that region.

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The Illinois Railway Museum has Chicago City Railway Trailer 209 and a locomotive from the Chicago Tunnel Company Railway among its collection.

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Travel Town in Griffith Park, Los Angeles, preserves California Street cable car 21. Travel Town is a great place for kids and adults to visit.

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Pietrangeli

www.pietrangeli.net is the website of Italian Army Colonel Mario Pietrangeli, who commands a regiment of engineers who work on military railroads.

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Greg Schindel is The Train Singer . He performs regularly on the California Western's Skunk Train. Children and adults all enjoy his artistry.

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I enjoy Phil Reader, Jeff Badger, and Ed Kelley's blog The Pacific Coast Railroad Company/Narrow-gauge steam trains at the Santa Margarita Ranch.

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The web site of Tri-Met, the Portland Oregon region's public transit agency, has a page about the Portland Cable Railway.

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Dik's Remarkable Forms of Public Transport, covers some truly remarkable systems.

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The Douglas Horse Trams, has lots of information about the active horsecar line on Douglas, Isle of Man. I particularly enjoyed the details about the horses.

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Railroad Parts: History for Kids, has well organized links that children doing research will find very useful.

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MunsonWorks produces inclined elevators and is developing a tram which will run on cables along with being pulled by a cable.

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Hill Hiker, Incorporated manufactures and installs residential incline elevators.

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American Railroad History by Margarita Hakobyan.

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