• Development of passenger cabins, The 

        Author(s):Wehrli, Rico; International Organization for Transportation by Rope; North American Continental Section 2004 : Vail, Colo.) (North American Continental Section)
        Date:2004
        The development of rope- and rail-bounded vehicles since the 50's. Development of these vehicles is pointed out from different points of view, among other things: Design, construction, regulations, comfort, etc.
      • Expectations regarding rope lubrication today 

        Author(s):Kopanakis, Georg A.; International Organization for Transportation by Rope; North American Continental Section 2004 : Vail, Colo. (North American Continental Section)
        Date:2004
        The necessary properties demanded of steel wire rope lubrication are demonstrated on the basis of the current state of the art, service experience and multiple investigations carried out over the past years. These properties ...
      • Utility conduits suspended between ropeway towers 

        Author(s):Peterson, Charles R.; International Organization for Transportation by Rope; North American Continental Section 2004 : Vail, Colo. (North American Continental Section)
        Date:2004
        The presentation will be based on experience gained in the installation of a natural gas, potable water and wastewater utility lines on the Iron Mountain Tramway in Colorado. We will look at the design construction, and ...
      • Benefits from using 7 strand ropes for hauling and hauling-carrying ropes 

        Author(s):Clerici, Franco; International Organization for Transportation by Rope; North American Continental Section 2004 : Vail, Colo. (North American Continental Section)
        Date:2004
        The key point of my argument is to offer a better and innovative solution to the ropes used on cableways, in order to reduce the 2 major inconveniences that occur with the use of conventional 6 strand wire ropes: noise and ...
      • Balancing trail with lift design 

        Author(s):Von Allmen, Beat; Salzmann, Stefan; International Organization for Transportation by Rope; North American Continental Section 2004 : Vail, Colo. (North American Continental Section)
        Date:2004
        This paper reviews different methods for estimating trail capacities for winer sports and summer use of lift served Alpine areas. It offers some rules of thumb for synchronizing uphill and downhill capacity with the aim ...
      • Vail Mountain : a historical look at progression of trails and ropeways 

        Author(s):Parker, Robert W., 1922-; International Organization for Transportation by Rope; North American Continental Section 2004 : Vail, Colo. (North American Continental Section)
        Date:2004
        Vail, as we know it today, started in the 1940s after a group of buddies from the famous 10th Mountain Division ski troop returned from World War II to their training grounds in Gore Valley. The brave veterans were Pete ...
      • New application of the aerial ropeway transportation technology : Metrocable in Medellin, Colombia, A 

        Author(s):Adrien, Philippe; International Organization for Transportation by Rope; North American Continental Section 2004 : Vail, Colo. (North American Continental Section)
        Date:2004
        The municipal council of Medellin has chosen the gondola lift solution to connect the hillside district of Santo Domingo to the city's overground metro network. The MetroCable project, as it is called, is jointly funded ...
      • Marquam Hill aerial tramway, a connection to Portland's future, The 

        Author(s):Gmuender, Joe C.; International Organization for Transportation by Rope; North American Continental Section 2004 : Vail, Colo. (North American Continental Section)
        Date:2004
        The politically charged Marquam Hill Tramway is designed to connect Portland's largest employer, the landlocked Oregon Health Sciences University, with 120 acres of underused, industrial land at the edge of the Willamette ...
      • Providing access to the photographic collection of Charles F. Dwyer 

        Author(s):Guy, Laura; Lerud, Joanne; Ward, Jennifer; International Organization for Transportation by Rope; North American Continental Section 2004 : Vail, Colo. (North American Continental Section)
        Date:2004
        The Information Center for Ropeway Studies, housed in the Arthur Lakes Library at the Colorado School of Mines, has consolidated information on the theory, design, operation, and history of ropeway systems into one location, ...
      • Rope automatic people mover systems 

        Author(s):Bares, Frank P.; International Organization for Transportation by Rope; North American Continental Section 2004 : Vail, Colo. (North American Continental Section)
        Date:2004
      • Do I need a rocket scientist? 

        Author(s):Cloutman, Michael; International Organization for Transportation by Rope; North American Continental Section 2004 : Vail, Colo. (North American Continental Section)
        Date:2004
        The level of technology, and with it increased safety categories, has been impressive over the last few years. However, it seems with every increase in technology comes increased fragility. PLCs and PCs are very particular ...
      • Copper applications : a case study 

        Author(s):Woodbury, Stephanie; International Organization for Transportation by Rope; North American Continental Section 2004 : Vail, Colo. (North American Continental Section)
        Date:2004
        The importance of proper electical site protection, including grounding theory, testing and design, different methods for earth grounding.