Jul 27, 2014
Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup: Cable Car to Pyramidenkogel Tower?

A quick look at some of the things that happened this week in the world of cable cars, urban gondolas and cable propelled transit: If you’re a fan of Harry Potter, you might know that the Hogwarth’s Express has been recreated at the Orlando Universal Studios. What you might not know is that the train, is...

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Mar 24, 2014
Design Considerations

Urban Gondolas: Innovative Station Designs, Part 1

This is a guest post by Billy Beasley.  For many years, some critics of urban gondolas have argued that they won’t work in dense city centers due to the lack of space to build terminals. These stations, especially for larger lift types like the 3S or Aerial Tram require larger buildings to house the important machinery...

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Feb 28, 2014
Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup: Gondolas Galore – Luxembourg City, Kirkland, Salzburg and Kota Kinabalu Analyzing Cable Cars

  A quick look at some of the things that happened this week in the world of cable cars, urban gondolas, and cable propelled transit: A cable car proposal has been presented this week in Luxembourg City (Luxembourg) by engineer Georges Feltz, former chief of bus operations. The system is envisioned to connect the Kirchberg...

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Dec 06, 2012

The Salzburg Festungsbahn and Reisszug Funiculars

This is a guest post by Ross Edgar. The Salzburg Festungsbahn is a funicular railway that transports tourists from the historic heart of Salzburg to the Hohensalzburg Castle — impressively perched on a steep hill overlooking the city. The Salzburg fortress is one of three castles that was rapidly expanded during the Thirty Years’ War...

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Oct 17, 2012
Case Studies, Installations

The Hauser Kaibling Aerial Tram — (Tauern Seilbahn)

This is a guest post by Ross Edgar. The Hauser Kaibling Aerial Tram is located just south east of Schladming in central Austria. The aerial tram takes passengers from the valley station at 810m to the summit station at 1836m. It was built in 1960. Although the cable system runs an impressive 3km up the...

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Sep 19, 2012
Funiculars, Thoughts

The Hohenwerfen Castle Funicular

This is a guest post by Ross Edgar. There are few castles in Europe more iconic than Hohenwerfen Castle which stands imposingly over the town of Werfen, 40km (25 miles) south of Salzburg on the Austro-German border. The fortress dates back to 1075 but in more recent years featured in the 1968 film epic ‘Where...

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Nov 29, 2011
Just For Fun, Thoughts

Alpine Coaster (Sommerrodelbahn) – Mieders, Austria

For many people, travelling up and down a mountainside on a gondola provides enough enjoyment and excitement to last them an entire lifetime. But for those times when a cable car ride isn’t enough, we have the Sommerrodelbahn Alpine Coaster – which is pretty darn fast. Hm…. roller coaster transit anyone? Enjoy the video!   On-Ride View —...

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Apr 11, 2011
Austria, Montafon

Montafon, Austria

Julia sends along a link to a chairlift system in Montafon, Austria. So what do we make of it?

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