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  Aerial tramway - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
An aerial tramway is one or two fixed cables (called track cables), one endless loop of cable (called a haulage rope), and two passenger cabins.
Aerial tramways differ from gondola lifts in that the latter use several smaller cabins circulating on a looped cable, and can be stopped at intermediate or end stations for passenger loading and unloading when uncoupled from their haulage cable by releasing cable grips.
October 9, 2004: Crash of a cabin of the Gr├╝nberg aerial tramway in Gmunden, Austria.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Aerial_tramway   (1179 words)

  
 History of the Passenger Tramway Safety Board
Tramway design and construction engineers were first to be registered with the State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors before consideration as a design or construction engineer by the CPTSB.
A private residence tramway is defined as a device installed at a private residence in such a manner that it is not accessible by the general public.
A portable tramway is no longer under the Board's jurisdiction when such tramway device is not used, or intended to be used, by the general public.
www.dora.state.co.us /tramway/board/history.htm   (1110 words)

  
 Aerial Tramway Proposal
The history of the tramway is fairly well-documented, but a story that few remember is that Cannon was not the only site under consideration for the tramway in the early 1930's.
One of the big attractions of running a tramway to the Mt. Blue summit would be the open snowfields at Moosilauke's summit, swept by bitter winds in winter storms but able to provide acres of skiing in spring conditions.
The Tramway's top station would be 8/10 of a mile from the summit of Mt. Moosilauke, necessitating a descent of 200 ft. then a climb of 500 ft. to reach the summit of Mt. Moosilauke.
www.mtmoosilauke.com /aerialtram.html   (618 words)

  
 Aerial tramway (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.unc.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
An aerial tramway is a type of aerial lift, sometimes called a cable car or ropeway, and frequently incorrectly referred to as a gondola.
Namakabrood Aerial tramway, in the Mazandaran province of Iran.
Jasper Tramway to the summit of The Whistlers, near Jasper, Alberta.
aerial-tramway.iqnaut.net.cob-web.org:8888   (1305 words)

  
 Palm Springs Aerial Tramway - DesertUSA
The Tramway became one of the largest construction projects ever undertaken involving transportation of materials by helicopter.Helipads were built near each of the tower sites and made more than 23,000 flights, hauling more than 5,500 tons with average loads of 700 pounds.
On October 12, 1963, the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway was officially opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony by Governor Pat Brown and a group of 50 businessmen and celebrities who paid $1,000 each to make the maiden ascent to the top.
The tramway is known as a double reversible type of aerial tramway.
www.desertusa.com /magnov97/tram/nov_tram.html   (1894 words)

  
 History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Estes Park Aerial Tramway was designed and built by Robert Heron.
The Estes Park Aerial Tramway opened to the public in July of 1955.
Tramways are the easiest passenger transportation up and down mountains ever devised.
www.estestram.com /History/history.html   (633 words)

  
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Parts of the tramway were visible in the background in the pictures of downtown.
The tramway is well-preserved considering that is was last used in the 1930's.
The mines above Pioche that supplied the aerial tramway (the burned trees are due to a forest fire in the area in 2002).
www.csusm.edu /dbarrett/nevada/SE_Pioche_area/pioche_tramway.htm   (580 words)

  
 Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway was constructed in rugged Chino Canyon on the north edge of Palm Springs, about two hours by car from Los Angeles and San Diego.
The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway is truly one of the greatest experiences in Southern California.
The Tramway is subject to delays and periodic shutdowns due to unforeseen circumstances and is not responsible for ticket refunds or the inability to redeem a voucher
www.affiliate.viator.com /brochure/product_show.jsp?CODE=3238PSTRAM&ID=1010&PRODUCTID=1016&AUID=3672   (778 words)

  
 Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
By April 1998 the Tramway announced that they had signed an agreement with Von Roll Tramways to undertake the construction and installation of Tram improvements at a cost of $12 million.
Tramway officials worked closely with a number of state agencies and environmental groups to ensure that the construction program did not harm wildlife or cause a negative impact on the surrounding environment.
The new Tramcars left Switzerland in February 2000 and were at the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway by May. In June, installation of the Tramcars began and the Tram was officially closed for renovations.
www.businesslife.com /newsstand/sl_pastissues/2002/mar02/palmspring.html   (559 words)

  
 Aerial Tramway Under Way
Towers for the tramway were assembled on the Fond Assau playing field ahead of construction and on completion each tramway will be able to carry eight persons and a guide.
Rainforest Sky Rides runs a similar tramway operation in Dominica, which is called Dominica Rainforest Aerial Tram and is located in the village of Laudat.
The company also operates two other similar aerial tramway projects in Costa Rica, one on the Atlantic coast and the other on the Pacific coast of the Central American state.
www.stlucia.gov.lc /pr2006/february/aerial_tramway_under_way.htm   (533 words)

  
 Palm Springs Aerial Tramway - Caliente Tropics Resort
The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway brings visitors two and a half miles to the summit of Mount San Jacinto, featuring incredible views of the Coachella Valley, and plenty of year-round activities.
In the fall of 1963, the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway was completed.
There are also six designated campsites with the closest one to the Aerial Tramway being Round Valley.
www.calientetropics.com /palm-springs-aerial-tram.php   (388 words)

  
 Roosevelt Island Tramway - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Roosevelt Island Tramway is an aerial tramway in New York City that spans the East River and connects Roosevelt Island to Manhattan.
The tramway was built in 1976 by the Swiss company Von Roll as a temporary transportation solution to the island..
The Spider-Man film was not the first appearance of the tramway; the Sylvester Stallone thriller Nighthawks (1981) depicted the tramway as a terrorist target where United Nations delegates were taken hostage.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Roosevelt_Island_Tramway   (1013 words)

  
 Aerial Tramway- Palm Springs, CA - VirtualTourist.com
From the top, where the Aerial tramway brings you, the view on the whole valley is almost a bird's eye view.
On top of the aerial tramway, even in full summer, the temperature can be low, due to the elevation.
The Aerial Tramway is a must for those who like riding a tram to the top of a mountain.
www.virtualtourist.com /travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/California/Palm_Springs-754760/Things_To_Do-Palm_Springs-Aerial_Tramway-BR-1.html   (991 words)

  
 Take A Ride On The Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway Gary Moore - The Caledonian-Record News
The first aerial tramway in North America was built on Cannon Mountain in 1938 and it soon became a major tourist draw for the region.
An engineering marvel, the aerial tram is actually two cars, each of which can hold 80 people, and whisk riders up and down the mountain in comfort.
The design is such that the cars are permanently attached to the hauling cable, unlike gondolas or chairs which are detached at the top and bottom of the ride.
www.caledonianrecord.com /pages/gary_moore/story/aedf57850   (569 words)

  
 The Old Ore Terminal - People
It mentions the aerial tramway, which was being surveyed at the time Gregory visited Boquillas, so that places hime there in 1906, or 1907.
The cable tramway was an ingenious device to avoid hauling the ore over rought terrain and floating it across the river.
This new tramway terminated at La Noria and necessitated the construction of a road from that village to the Boquillas-Marathon highway.
oreterminal.joelandkaren.com /research/research.html   (5359 words)

  
 TPWD: Wyler Aerial Tramway
The Wyler Aerial Tramway Franklin Mountains State Park features an aerial cable car situated on 195.742 acres of rugged mountain and rock formations on the east side of the Franklin Mountains.
Activities: Driving the paved road that snakes up the east side of the Franklin Mountains from the intersection of McKinley and Alabama streets is half the fun.
The tramway ride is a memorable experience offering a vista of the vastness and stark beauty of the southwest.
www.tpwd.state.tx.us /spdest/findadest/parks/wyler_aerial_tram   (534 words)

  
 Italian-Eritrean Railway and Tramway
Though born on the aspirations of colonization, the railroad and aerial tramway of Eritrea were impressive feats.
The tramway was a causality of WWII when the English took the tramway's motors for their other war efforts.
For the detailed technical aspects of the tramway and railroad, you have to consult other sources, Ralph R. Reinhold's Eritrean Railway and Ropeway for one gives you a lot more technical information than I do.
www.trainweb.org /italeritrea   (437 words)

  
 California Code of Regulations, Title 8, Section 7035. Aerial Tramway.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
(a) (10-8b) Every aerial tramway, the operation of which requires the presence of employees at both ends of the tramway, shall be provided with direct connected telephone or other equally ready means of quick communication.
(c) (10-8c) Tramways used for transportation of employees shall be provided with suitable stand-by power for emergency use, and a safe conveyance for employees to ride in.
(h) (10-10) Where possible, aerial tramways shall not be started until the operator has ascertained that everyone is in the clear.
www.dir.ca.gov /Title8/7035.html   (228 words)

  
 Estes Park Aerial Tramway Opens 2006 Season May 27th; Attraction with Ties to Ski Industry, 10th Mountain Division ...
The Estes Park Aerial Tramway, which has safely transported millions of visitors to the scenic 8,700-foot summit of Prospect Mountain, opens its 51st season of operation on Saturday, May 27th.
Estes Park, CO (PRWEB) May 19, 2006 -- The Estes Park Aerial Tramway, which has safely transported millions of visitors to the scenic 8,700-foot summit of Prospect Mountain, opens its 51st season of operation on Saturday, May 27th.
The Tramway was designed and built by Robert Heron, a Canon City, Colorado native and Colorado School of Mines graduate.
www.prweb.com /releases/200649/5/prweb387597.htm   (1127 words)

  
 cbs2.com - Palm Springs Aerial Tramway To Close For 3 Weeks
Last week, the tram was closed intermittently for four days after workers heard unusual sounds coming from a worn-out bearing in the counter-weight wheel, which pulls the tram the 8,500 feet up the sheer face of Mount San Jacinto.
More than 12 million patrons have been transported via the tramway since its opening in 1963, when it was christened "the eighth wonder of the world."
The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway will close for nearly three weeks next month for maintenance and painting.
cbs2.com /local/local_story_236180634.html   (324 words)

  
 The Cannon Mountain
Jay Peak in Vermont also has a tramway, and there has been talk of construction of a tramway on Mt. Greylock in Massachusetts several different times through the years, but one has never been built there.
The original tramway was replaced with a larger tramway capable of carrying more passengers in the early 1980's.
One of the original tramway cars is at the entrance to the New England Ski Museum, which is located Next to the Cannon Mountain Tramway in Franconia Notch State Park, New Hampshire.
teachski.com /articles/Cannontramway/cannontramway.htm   (359 words)

  
 Palm Springs Tram - Palm Springs Aerial Tram to the San Jacinto Mountains   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway includes free-guided nature tours through the mountainous environment in the summer.
Ffifty-Four miles of hiking trails for outdoorsmen that range from a one mile hike to a five mile hike to the 10,834-foot peak.
During the winter season, the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway provides transportation for cross-country skiers and snowshoers.
www.palmspringsusa.com /palm_springs_aerial_tramway.cfm   (257 words)

  
 Rushmore Tramway and Gift Shop, Ride up to a beautiful alpine landscape.
Beginning summer of 2002, Tram riders can take an exhilarating ride down the mountain on a rider-controlled sled, in one of two new 2000 ft. slide tracks.
Have a meal grilled to order or a cold beer as you relax on the deck and enjoy a view of Mt. Rushmore across the valley.
Or have a cold drink or ice cream as you enjoy the pathways to take in the flowers, waterfalls, and impressive views of the Black Hills from the spectacular vantage Rushmore Tramway offers.
www.rushmoretramway.com   (240 words)

  
 Estes Park Aerial Tramway Begins Its 50th Season with May 21st Opening; Special Summer Culminates in a Week-long ...
The Estes Park Aerial Tramway, an institution for generations of visitors to this beautiful mountain town, celebrates 50 years of operation this summer.
The U.S. Army's 10th Mountain Division contracted the engineering company Heron worked for to design a portable tramway for use in Italy and Germany to transport supplies and ammunition and evacuate casualties in steep mountain terrain where battles were being fought.
The Estes Park Aerial Tramway is still owned and operated by the Heron family today.
www.emediawire.com /releases/2005/4/emw234385.htm   (1253 words)

  
 Aerial Tramway, Estes Park - Reviews of Aerial Tramway - IgoUgo
Aerial Tramway is located in East Park Village and is one block south of the post office.
Overall, our trip with Aerial Tramway was a very memorable one.
I think this is something that would be enjoyable for all ages, especially the kids.
www.igougo.com /travelcontent/JournalEntryActivity.aspx?entryID=27059   (634 words)

  
 Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Whatever your plans, make the Aerial Tram your starting point in Estes Valley.
The Estes Park tramway whisks you effortlessly to the upper terminal of Prospect Mountain, 8,700 feet.
A breathtaking Rockies panorama unfolds west and south - the great snow peaks of the Continental Divide, climaxing in rugged Longs Peak, 14,255 feet, highest peak in Rocky Mountain National Park.
www.estestram.com   (166 words)

  
 The Old Ore Terminal - An Enthusiast's Website
This website is dedicated to uncovering the true story of the Old Ore Terminal and aerial tramway in Big Bend National Park.
It took guts to imagine the aerial tramway and to build it in the early 1900’s.
There are many unanswered questions surrounding the terminal and tramway.
oreterminal.joelandkaren.com   (211 words)

  
 Rushmore Aerial Tramway and Alpine Slide
The Rushmore Aerial Tramway makes a nice diversion if you want to get a unique view of Mt. Rushmore and have some fun too.
The tramway, a cable car really, rises several hundred feet over nearly a third of a mile to take you to the top of the mountain across the valley from Mt. Rushmore a mile and a half across a scenic valley.
You control the speed of the sled with a joystick that either raises or lowers a skd break.
www.rosyinn.com /5100a12.htm   (139 words)

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