Railway Museum Quarterly - Spring 2003 Issue

  • Spring 2003 Railway Museum Quarterly Contents: - by Paul Hammond - - By Thomas N.
  • . Jacobson - b y Terri Shaw -by Aaron Isaacs - - Not glamorous, but worthy of preservation nonetheless is Missouri-Kansas-Texas RS3M #142 (Alco 1959, re-engined by EMD), at the Midland Railway in Kansas.
  • . In the most recent edition of Railway Museum Quarterly, I broadly outlined the Association of Railway Museums’ recent progress, and some of the challenges that remain.
  • . The Board and Officers of the Association of Railway Museums have remained determined to ensure this stability as the Association goes about the business of planning for its future.
  • . In this regard, the Association’s Railway Museum Quarterly newsletter has continued its transition into not only a source of news about individual museums, but also a forum for presenting ARM’s goals and objectives—in particular, clearly communicating these to members.
  • . Clearly, the main reason for ARM’s existence is to provide services for members and in particular, to ensure that a number of opportunities and forums exist to further the exchange of ideas and knowledge specific to the railway heritage field, as well as the larger museum industry.

    The Cable Car Home Page - A Conversation With Mrs. Barbara Kahn Gardner
  • . Samuel Kahn and family arrived in San Francisco during the fall of 1925 so Samuel Kahn could assume the position of Executive Vice President of the Market Street Railway (of 1921) that was then controlled by the Byllesby Engineering and Management Corporation.
  • . Kahn in 1927 was elevated to the company's presidency and later in the late 1930s, after Byllesby was forced to sell the Market Street Railway Company because of the Public Utilities Holding Act of 1935, Kahn became the principal owner of the railway.
  • . Kahn with respect to her father and the Market Street Railway.
  • . The famous Byllesby shield that was the trademark of the Market Street Railway from late 1925 to 1938.
  • . Gardner is the daughter of the late Samuel Kahn who, for a long period of time, actually from 1925-1946, was associated with the Market Street Railway initially as Executive Vice President, then President, and then principal owner in the late '30s to the 1944 when the railway was sold to the City and County of San Francisco.

    SF Muni: CAC PMC July 21, 2003, minutes
  • . Review of San Francisco Municipal Railway FY2004-FY2023 Short Range Transit Plan (SRTP) (Agenda Item 6 – Discussion/Action).
  • . Rolfe: Motion: The changes as discussed are incorporated into the San Francisco Municipal Railway FY2004-FY2023 Short Range Transit Plan.
  • . © 2003 San Francisco Municipal Railway.

    SF Muni: June 4, 2002 ComMUNIcations Special Edition
  • . * * * SPECIAL EDITION * * * ComMUNIcations SAN FRANCISCO MUNICIPAL RAILWAY • TUESDAY, JUNE 4, 2002 • 25 CENTS WEATHER Highs from 60s to low 70s.
  • . • Muni’s Human Resources Division produced a "How to Get a Job with the San Francisco Municipal Railway" pamphlet for distribution at job fairs and placement on Muni's web site.
  • . • Muni employees participated in many Community events throughout the year including: Herb Caen Day; Market Street Railway Events, Earth Day Celebrations, Bike to Work Day, Chinese New Year Parade, Carnaval, and Bay to Breakers.
  • . ©2002 San Francisco Municipal Railway.


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    San Francisco FAQ & San Francisco Convention & Visitors Bureau Contact Information
  • . "How do we use Muni (cable cars, buses, metro)?" The Citywide public transportation agency is the San Francisco Municipal Railway, better known as Muni.

    Only In San Francisco
  • . Box 12688 (LKS-18) City: Oakland, 94604-2688 Phone: 510-465-BART (2278) Fax: Email: Website: San Francisco Municipal Railway Route information is published in the Yellow Pages or may be obtained by calling 415-673-MUNI (6864), 511 or at

    SPUR - Articles - The Muni Paradox — A Brief Social History of the Municipal Railway
  • . The Muni Paradox — A Brief Social History of the Municipal Railway by Tom Matoff, LTK Engineering Services This article first appeared in the June, 1999 SPUR Newsletter.
  • . The Ferries and Cliff House Railway, for example, operated an extension of the Powell Street cable system from Central (now Presidio) Avenue out California Street and around Land's End to the Cliff House; a branch ran from California Street down Seventh Avenue to Golden Gate Park, where its station building still stands on the south side of Fulton Street.
  • . Andrew Hallidie, a London-born Scottish immigrant engaged in the manufacture of wire cables in a North Beach factory, perfected the application of mining-industry technology to street railway operation.
  • . This was the consolidation of the many independent, often competing systems, into, first, the Market Street Railway Company in 1893, leaving only a few independents.
  • . Burnham (who was also brought to San Francisco by Phelan ), and, very importantly, established and developed the Municipal Railway into one of the great transit systems of the country.

    SAN FRANCISCO / Frayed steel rope forces closure of 2 cable car lines
  • SFGate News Web by SAN FRANCISCO Frayed steel rope forces closure of 2 cable car lines Wednesday, September 22, 2004 Two of San Francisco's three famed cable car lines were shut down Tuesday, disappointing thousands of tourists and costing the San Francisco Municipal Railway an estimated $10, 000 in lost revenue.

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    Technological Innovation in Steel Fabrication: Marketing and Production Considerations in the Manufacture of the Johnson Rail
  • Technological Innovation in Steel Fabrication: Marketing and Production Considerations in the Manufacture of the Johnson Rail In the late 1880s, the development of the electric street railway changed forever the contours of urban America.
  • . Far less has been written about the technological changes in street railway trackwork that were necessitated by the transition to electric motive power, in part perhaps because it was presumed to involve only a straight-forward application of steel rolling technology common in the manufacture of railroad rails by the 1870s.
  • . In fact, standard railroad T -rails were too expensive for small railway systems and not adaptable .to the narrow streets and intersections of nineteenth century cities [3].
  • . Johnson, a street railway inventor, operator, and entrepreneur, and Arthur J.
  • . Between 1886 and 1894, the Johnson rail, a rolled steel rail of girder design with peculiar offset flanges, was used in the construction of most street railways across the country.

    FindLaw for Legal Professionals - Case Law, Federal and State Resources, Forms, and Code
  • . Rowley brought an action at law against the Market Street Cable Railway Company, a corporation under the laws of the state of California, wherein he alleged that on the 28th day of June, 1887, Benjamin W.
  • . The bill of exceptions further shows that it was admitted and understood by the parties on both sides: That the cable cars used by the defendant are constructed differently from other street and railroad cars, in this: The cars, instead of having an axie extending across near each end, with its journal bearing in boxes, as ordinary horse and street cars are carried, are supported and carried on two swivel trucks, one near to each end of the car, similar to a railway car.
  • . There is no room to contend that there was room for invention in devising oil feeders for cars of a peculiar construction, like those used by the Market Street Cable Railway Company.

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  • . Jul 30 The Rochester Electric Railway Company begins running electric streetcars.
  • . Nov 9 The Rochester Railway Company buys the Rochester City & Brighton Railroad Company, preparatory to phasing out horse-drawn trolleys.
  • . ** A Brooklyn Heights cable railway is begun.

    MTC -- About MTC
  • . 1998 • The San Francisco Municipal Railway Multimedia services Department has designed a CD-ROM for use by transit providers.