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Apr 30, 2015
Photo of the Week, Sugarloaf Cable Car

Photo of the Week: Sugarloaf Cable Car (Bondinho Pão de Açucar)

Photographer: Photo by Flickr user Nan Palmero. About: Rio de Janeiro’s legendary Sugarloaf Cable Car is undoubtedly one of the world’s most famous ropeways. Built over 100 years ago by Augusto Ferreira Ramos, the system has retained its charm and remains one of Rio’s most important cultural and historical icons. Each year it transports over...

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Apr 26, 2010
Aerial Trams, Gangtok Ropeway, Portland Aerial Tram, Roosevelt Island Tram, Sugarloaf Cable Car, Teleférico de Mérida, Vanoise Express

6 Iconic (and Important) Aerial Trams

The other day I was pretty hard on Aerial Trams for being obsolete, expensive and inefficient members of the cable transit family. Because of their place in history, however, many of the most iconic and important cable transit systems ever built were Aerial Trams, a point I failed to mention. Here are 6 of them:...

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