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  Funicular - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A funicular, also called funicular railway, inclined railway, inclined plane, or, in the United Kingdom, a cliff railway, is a system of transport in which cables attached to a tram-like vehicle on rails move it up and down a very steep slope.
The funicular was wrecked repeatedly by volcanic eruptions and finally abandoned after the eruption of 1944.
The world's steepest passenger railway is claimed as the Katoomba Scenic Railway, a funicular down the wall of the Jamison Valley near Katoomba, New South Wales, Australia, with maximum grade of 122% (52° from horizontal, 90° being vertical).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Funicular   (1055 words)

 Funicular - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A funicular, also called funicular railway or inclined railway, inclined plane, or in the United Kingdom a cliff railway, consists of a system of transport in which cables attach to a tram-like vehicle on rails to move it up and down a very steep slope.
The world's steepest passenger railway is the Katoomba Scenic Railway, a funicular down the wall of the Jamison Valley near Katoomba, New South Wales, Australia, with maximum grade of 122% (52° from horizontal, 90° being vertical).
The steepest funicular in the world is the at the Royal Gorge near Cañon City, Colorado, with a grade of 100% set at a 45 degree angle and 1,550 feet (473 meters) long.
www.tupelo.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Inclined_plane_railroad   (766 words)

 Travel information: Funicular, chairlift and nostalgic tram   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The funicular mastered a height difference of 102.2 m, horizontal length of track was 383 m and inclined length (i.e.
Funicular cars were equipped with a water tank in their bottom part.
The length of the funicular after the reconstruction was 511 m and it mastered a height difference of 130.45 m.
www.dp-praha.cz /en/di-lan-hist.htm   (1720 words)

A funicular railway is always on a steep slope, the rolling stock often being pulled by a steel cable, driven by a stationary engine, though some mountain railways use a rack-and-pinion drive, using a motor on the train.
The funicular, in fact, may be thought of as the average path of the forces through a cross-section of a structure, though only for the purposes of certain calculations.
The funicular for the catenary is not exactly central in the diagram because of the crude method of iterating in the calculation.
www.brantacan.co.uk /funicular.htm   (2693 words)

Precise adherence to funicular theory is rendered unnecessary by the requirement that the arch must have some thickness to prevent buckling, and that the forces vary with the live loads.
On the principle that a generalized funicular is a curve or a surface of minimum energy, we can find them in many phenomena, for example surface tension, which finds expression in the sticky blobs on spider webs.
The funicular of a cable or an arch with a load that is uniformly distributed along the horizontal is a parabola.
www.brantacan.co.uk /funiculartwo.htm   (6254 words)

 Howstuffworks "What is a funicular railway?"
But the true genius of the funicular is that it uses two cars at the same time, one on each side of the top pulley.
The Kitzsteinhorn funicular runs on electricity, which is supplied from a power station at the top of the mountain.
Building a funicular is quite a feat because a track has to be laid either on steep mountain or on a trestle that rises from the side of the mountain.
travel.howstuffworks.com /question512.htm   (536 words)

 Funicular - History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Vesuvius funicular was the only plant in the world clambering up on an active volcano, at that time.
On 10th June the new funicular was opened to the public, beginning the regular service, managed by a certain Mr.Treiber.
The funicular, under the control of the Allies already from 1943, was irreparably damaged and wasn't built more.
www.vesuvioinrete.it /funicolare/e_funicolare_storia.htm   (818 words)

 ETEMA - Funicular
The completely renovated Lycabettus funicular came into operation on the 1st July 2002, whereas the official opening took place a week later with the presence of numerous personalities from the world of business, politics and art.
It involved a change of the motor, of the hydraulic brakes’ unit, of the electronics safety systems, of the control room and of course of the two carriages of the funicular.
EΤΕΜΑ took over the technical supervision of the funicular since its first day of operation, proving once again its high level of technical know-how.
www.etema.gr /english/funicular.htm   (230 words)

A funicular or funicular railway, also called inclined plane, is a system of transportation in which cables are attached to a tram-like vehicle on rails to move it up and down a very steep slope.
Two cars at the end of a cable go alternately up and down on either two tracks or one track which splits and rejoins in the middle.
Funiculars are called tram or cable car in many places.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/fu/Funicular.html   (144 words)

 Funicular CairnGorm Scotland
Funiculars are one of the most ecological public transportation systems and in Scotland the most fierce opponents were… the environmentalist!
The main reproach was the fear of the destruction of the fragile Cairngorm landscape due to the constructions and to the flood of new visitors on the protected mountain.
The second main reproach was that the construction of the funicular would be paid by public organizations, mainly Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE), that means by Scottish people themselves.
www.funimag.com /funimag22/CairnGorm01.htm   (433 words)

 MCofS; Cairn Gorm Funicular campaign
The funicular is a classic case of government agency staff wanting the fun of working in the private sector with the safety of working in the public sector.
If the funicular was to open then struggle (think about the Dome and Hampden) and be threatened with closure, then the pressure on SNH to maintain the Closed System would be immense.
Anyone who is disgusted at the plans for a funicular railway on Cairn Gorm and the way in which this case has been handled should write to their MP, MSP and MEP.
www.mountaineering-scotland.org.uk /access/funicular.html   (1429 words)

 Funicular Shapes for Submerged Arches   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This paper is concerned with the determination of the funicular shapes of submerged arches.
The method of extraction of the funicular arch shape depends on the specified design parameters such as the water depth, arch height, and arch span.
More importantly, this study shows that depending on the specification of the design parameters, there may not exist any funicular arch solution or there may be occasions in which there could be more than one funicular arch solution for the problem.
www.pubs.asce.org /WWWdisplay.cgi?0200499   (117 words)

 Standseilbahn SthB - Stanserhorn Bahn   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The funicular was built in 1892 and 1893.
The distance was too long to reach the summit from Stans with one funicular, so it was decided to divide the distance in three sections, in fact three concatenated funiculars and two intermediate stations for the transfers between the sections!
For the funicular lovers we may regret that the aerial cable way was choosen in the 70's insteed of the rebuilding of the funicular sections.
mikeaz.free.fr /suisse/stanser01.htm   (441 words)

 Funiculars of Czech Republic And Slovakia
Funicular used the system of water-superiorityy, so car that run downhill was filled with water (approx 5 cubic meters).
Funicular was 383 meters long, it was one of the longest world's funicular at this time.
Funicular was given into service on 7th July 1985, exactly 20 years after closure, and is in service until today.
tram.rusign.com /cz/ld-e.htm   (1987 words)

 The Flying Dutchman Funicular. Cape of Good Hope. South Africa.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The funicular runs from the lower station at Cape Point through dense fynbos at a steep incline to the upper lighthouse.
The funicular still travels the same route that the Flying Dutchman bus service did years ago, in order not to disturb the natural slopes.
The entire funicular has been produced from South African recourses and consists of twenty-seven different safety features that ensure practical and safe operation 24 hours a day.
www.sunsetbeach.co.za /cape_point/flying_dutchman_funicular.htm   (439 words)

 MCofS; Cairn Gorm Funicular VMP critique
The phrase "a funicular railway system designed and managed to help secure the environmental integrity of this special Scottish mountain landscape" is disreputable special pleading.
The current insensitive and improperly controlled construction works for the funicular have caused the worst damage to "the environmental integrity of this special Scottish mountain landscape" that has ever occurred there in any previous year of human operations.
Also it is unclear whether the average residence time includes the funicular journey or whether it refers solely to the time in the Ptarmigan building.
www.mountaineering-scotland.org.uk /access/vmp_crit.html   (5557 words)

 Splendid Magazine reviews Del Funicular: Self-Titled
Del Funicular hail from Buenos Aires, Argentina; the cover art for this self-titled mini-debut apes Stanley Donwood's doodle-collages for Radiohead's OK Computer, and the only press item accompanying it was a hand-written note on a scrap of lined paper.
Most of Del Funicular lacks vocals, for one thing, and although shades of moody, grey guitar are smeared over the smoother edges of "Landlord", everything else skulks about in the minor-keyed dissonance of Midwestern art-rock circa 1995.
It might be because Del Funicular are from Argentina -- physical and cultural distance can cause significant mutation -- or because they simply have an eye out for territory that hasn't yet been claimed by their peers.
www.splendidezine.com /review.html?reviewid=32600388791069454   (391 words)

 Geometry of Submerged Funicular Arches in Cartesian Coordinates   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In a recent paper, the solution governing the shape of the arch was derived in a coordinate system involving the arc length s and tangent angle θ of the arch.
It will be shown that the submerged funicular arch in Cartesian coordinates involves a combination of elliptic integrals of the first and second kind.
The proposed solution for the submerged funicular arch is applied to a design example to illustrate the procedure and effectiveness of the approach.
www.pubs.asce.org /WWWdisplay.cgi?0302814   (194 words)

 Investment achieves full public ownership of funicular railway   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Initially HIE were to own the funicular railway itself, with the three stations being owned by CairnGorm Mountain, the company who will lease and operate the railway.
HIE chairman Jim Hunter said: "The funicular railway, and the development of the ski-ing facilities in the Cairngorms is a key part of our strategy to revitalise the tourism economy of Badenoch and Strathspey, alongside the redevelopment of Aviemore and the benefits to be gained from the future Cairngorm National Park.
Construction of the funicular is on schedule and it is due to carry its first passengers later this year.
www.highland.gov.uk /cx/pressreleases/archive2001/august2001/funicular.htm   (509 words)

 Luso Pages - Lisbon (Portugal) Funiculars
The Glória funicular opened on 24 October, 1885, on the west side of the Avenida da Liberdade, connecting Restauradores with the Bairro Alto.
The Glória is the busiest funicular in Lisbon and also the most accessible for tourists as it lies next door to the main tourist information office in the Palácio Foz.
L to R: The entrance to the Bica funicular in Rua S. Paulo and one of the two passenger cars; the commemorative plaque on the base of the Santa Justa elevator.
www.luso.u-net.com /funicula.htm   (1291 words)

 Prague funicular to Petrin and ZOO chairlift (lanovka)
Prague funicular to Petrin and ZOO chairlift (lanovka)
Funicular to Petřín Hill and chairlift at the Prague ZOO.
The funicular to the top of Petřín hill starts at the Újezd tram stop (trams 6, 9, 12, 20, 22, or 23) in Malá Strana and runs daily from 9 a.m.
www.myczechrepublic.com /prague/funicular.html   (152 words)

 CairnGorm Mountain Railway Feature Page on Undiscovered Scotland
As a result the area benefitted from the year-round business that goes with being a major ski centre as well as a summer attraction; but the mountain suffered from being by far the easiest of Scotland's really high (ie 4000ft+) mountains to ascend.
We have three reasons for believing that the funicular is likely to have a positive rather than a negative effect on the area.
Not an environmental argument, but a lady in a wheelchair enjoying the view from the restaurant reminded us that the funicular's high level of accessibility has opened the enjoyment of the high mountain environment to many people who could never experience it any other way.
www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk /aviemore/funicular   (1471 words)

 Funicular do Monte Serrat   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This funicular, with 242 meters of length, was planned in 1910.
However, the funicular remained alive and kicking even after the closure of the casino; its building lodges the machines of the funicular, a snack bar, a convention center, a belvedere and radio and TV antennas.
This funicular was planned in Germany; it is powered by a 100 HP AEG electrical motor, with a 64 HP Marelli emergency motor.
www.pell.portland.or.us /~efbrazil/monteserrat.html   (247 words)

 realaudio / ambient / releases / raam008 - fernando lagreca - funicular   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
realaudio / ambient / releases / raam008 - fernando lagreca - funicular
his releases on autoplate.org "suave" and "nadador" set the standards for his second album "funicular, which concentrates on soundscapes slightly moving from one point to another, and back in harmony, like a ride with the funicular from peak to peak, feeling like flying.
the title track "funicular" was presented in another festival called "bam" and is included in an "urban music" CD compilation published by the culture department of barcelona.
www.realaudio.ch /amb/raam008.html   (176 words)

 NEMT - Funicular Railway
Passengers on the funicular would not be allowed to leave the top or middle stations because of the possible damage to the adjacent fragile plateau area.
Claiming that the "closed system" (keeping visitors inside the funicular and associated buildings) protects the environment is like trying to claim that a project to build a motorway through a wilderness area can protect the environment if it prohibits people from getting out of their cars.
Meanwhile, the " closed system" is not a special merit of the funicular scheme, but a requirement, under EU law, on any scheme which might threaten the high tops with unsustainable visitor pressure.
www.users.zetnet.co.uk /nemt/news/old/action.htm   (2070 words)

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