Jul 03, 2012
Stanserhorn CabriO

Gondola Boom

Giorgio sends along a link to SF’s 40 minute look at the “Seilbahnen Boom” (“Gondola Boom”) that’s occurring worldwide. Now granted, the video is in Swiss German, which will limit its appeal to some, but it’s still got some rather breathtaking images – including the report’s correspondent hosting the segment from atop the newly-opened Stanserhorn...

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Jun 29, 2012
Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup: Commonwealth, Cable Cars, & the Cabrio Convertible

A quick look at some of the things that happened this week in the world of cable cars, urban gondolas, and cable propelled transit: The Cabrio, Switzerland’s newest cable car, is the world’s first double-decker, open-air cable car. We’ve mentioned this system before (here and here and here) and I’m sure we will again in...

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May 01, 2012
Design Considerations

BMW Limo Gondola

Over the last two decades the ropeway industry has been dominated by two major groups: Doppelmayr and Leitner-Poma. And during those last two decades, one could reasonably argue that Doppelmayr has spent far more time and attention on cabin design than their rival – to a point where Leitner cabin design has been a little...

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