Nov 20, 2014
Photo of the Week

Cable Car Photo of the Week: Aichi – Morizo Gondola

Photographer:  Photo by Flickr user Dom Pates. About: Every Thursday, the Gondola Project team will select stunning captures of CPT lines. We hope this will continue to bring more attention to the technology and provide visually impactful examples of cable car systems worldwide. If you’d like to submit or nominate a picture for our “Photo of the...

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Jul 15, 2014

Farm Ropeways in Japan

After we blogged about portable agricultural cableways last week, we received a number of emails from our readers in response. One of the most interesting messages came from Quentin and he has shared with us a video he found of an aerial farm ropeway operating in Japan. Check it out. — — Unfortunately, beyond this video...

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Mar 05, 2012
Innovations, Public Transit

Techno-Squabbles and Dual Mode Vehicles – RailBus, BusRail

Last Thursday, we briefly looked at AutoTrams – an attempt to combine the best (or worst, depending on your perspective) of both worlds in rail and bus technology. We’ve had a fairly robust debate in our comments section on the benefits and limitations of such a configuration. Then I thought, what would happen if you...

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Jan 16, 2012
Aerial Trams, Installations, Public Transit, Technologies, Yoshino Ropeway

Yoshino Ropeway – World’s First CPT?

Gondola Project largely began because we noticed that there was a lack of accurate online educational resources on cable technology. Over these past years, we’ve helped a lot people from all backgrounds learn more about CPT systems by separating fact from fiction. As we know, despite our best efforts, a gap still exists within cable...

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Nov 30, 2011
Research Issues, Thoughts

Glass Dome Escalator – Uenohara, Japan

Last month, Steven discovered an interesting/unconventional use for funicular technology in Horw, Swtizerland. Essentially a small development was built on a hillside, with a funicular acting as an elevator. Instead of connecting floors in a building, it moved between houses on a hillside. Because of this funicular, it largely increased the hillside’s market value and made the...

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Nov 01, 2011
Just For Fun, Wild Monkey Cableways

Introducing: The 4S or ‘Wild Monkey Cableway’

The 3S is so last year. Apparently there exists an additional category of of gondola system unique to Japan known as a ‘Wild Monkey Cableway.’ From what we can surmise (and what we can surmise is very little), the systems are highly vernacular; made of wood; supported and/or propelled by a series of 4 ropes;...

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Aug 15, 2011