Book - The world of ropeways
The world of Ropeways
High-tech and record-breaking attractions
Ropeways are genuine crowd-pullers: examples include the incredibly steep Stoos funicular and the Ha Long Queen Cable Car in Vietnam, with its 180-metre high supports and the world’s largest cabin, holding up to 230 passengers! And what about the convertible-style ropeway up to the Stanserhorn mountain in Switzerland or the Peak 2 Peak gondola in Canada, which runs over 400 metres above the ground.
But how do ropeways actually work? This illustrated book looks behind their futuristic styling to give an insight into the workings of the various types, provides a clear idea of the technical know-how involved and presents a range of breathtaking constructions from all over the world.
- Fascinating photos of record-breaking ropeways from around the world
- Information on the topical issue of urban ropeways
- Background knowledge about rescue, inspection and maintenance operations
- Highlights such as the safari ropeway, glass-bottomed cabins, a sauna gondola and a convertible-style ropeway