• Importance of visual inspection for Ropeway ropes, The 

        Author(s):Kopanakis, George A.; International Organization for Transportation by Rope; North American Continental Section 2009 : Lakewood, Colo. (North American Continental Section)
        Date:2009
        A dramatic incident athe the Schilthorn, a renowned ski area in Switzerland, almost ended up in a fatal disaster.The sudden loss of more than 50% of the metallic cross-section of a locked coil track rope due to deterioration ...
      • Cognitions from the Schilthorn incident regarding track rope maintenance 

        Author(s):Baumann, Max; International Organization for Transportation by Rope; North American Continental Section 2009 : Lakewood, Colo. (North American Continental Section)
        Date:2009
        The wire rope as, both a safety component and an intensely used wear-part influences the ropeway system safety for all phases of the service life.It's great advantages are its redundancy (interacting of a great number of ...
      • Engineering a passenger ropeway on the Cal Poly Pomona campus 

        Author(s):Cottrell, Wayne D.; Adodo, Efe; Chavez, Victor H.; Chung, Andrew M.; Freese, David; Hyder, Rashed A.; Leano, Engelbert; Lewis, Steven L.; Maldonado, Cindy A.; Mayo, Harry L.; Perez, Efrain G.; International Organization for Transportation by Rope; North American Continental Section 2009 : Lakewood, Colo. (North American Continental Section)
        Date:2009
        A team of undergraduate students at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, led by a faculty advisor, planned and preliminarily designed a passenger ropeway as their senior capstone project. The purpose of the ...
      • Building an icon : constructing the new Jackson Hole tramway 

        Author(s):Dorau, Stephen W.; Melichar, C.; International Organization for Transportation by Rope; North American Continental Section 2009 : Lakewood, Colo. (North American Continental Section)
        Date:2009
        The iconic Jackson Hole Tramway was replaced in 2008 with great success after nine years of analysis and planning that determined that the system, built in 1968, had reached the end of its life. The construction methods ...
      • Future perspectives of ropeways in North America 

        Author(s):Fletcher, Jim; International Organization for Transportation by Rope; North American Continental Section 2009 : Lakewood, Colo. (North American Continental Section)
        Date:2009
        Ropeways in North America have a varied history of use over the last one hundred and thirty years. In the late 1800's tramways were used to exploit minerals in the mountainous regions and still have some use in coal ...
      • Latest trends on vehicles and testing of gondola cabins 

        Author(s):Wehrli, Rico; International Organization for Transportation by Rope; North American Continental Section 2009 : Lakewood, Colo. (North American Continental Section)
        Date:2009
        In the last few years the ride with a Gondola, Aerial Tramway, Funicular, Shuttle in different areas bacame more and more a special experience. We would like to show the different passenger configuration possibilities as ...
      • Importance of Ropeways in Urban Transportation, The 

        Author(s):Baumann, Peter; International Organization for Transportation by Rope; North American Continental Section 2009 : Lakewood, Colo. (North American Continental Section)
        Date:2009
        Urban transportation has so far made little use of the many advantages of ropeways, despite the fact that already in the 1980's a number of conferences were held in order to promote such systems. What are the reasons for ...
      • Under cover items of interest in the Information Center for Ropeway Studies Collection 

        Author(s):Roslund, Sid; International Organization for Transportation by Rope; North American Continental Section 2009 : Lakewood, Colo. (North American Continental Section)
        Date:2009
        Presently the Information Center for Ropeway Studies Collection has over 800 books on diferent aspects of ropeways systems. There are the usual books such as CF&I Roebling Wire Rope Handbook or Aerial Tramways and Funicular ...
      • Developing a risk assessment process of ANSI B77 : Concepts, challenges and objectives 

        Author(s):Kingsley, Michael; International Organization for Transportation by Rope; North American Continental Section 2009 : Lakewood, Colo. (North American Continental Section)
        Date:2009
        In spring of 2008, at the NSAA National Convention in San Francisco, California, an objective was established by the B77 committee to develop a modern risk assessment process that would be conducive to the needs and culture ...
      • Amusement transportation by wire rope 

        Author(s):Doman, D. Mark; International Organization for Transportation by Rope; North American Continental Section 2009 : Lakewood, Colo. (North American Continental Section)
        Date:2009
        There are significant parallels and commonalities between the ski and amusement industries and passenger transportation by wire rope goes back at least as far in amusement settings as it does in skiing. Every major amusement ...
      • Mad River Glen historic rebuild of single chairlift 

        Author(s):Leonard, Jan W.; International Organization for Transportation by Rope; North American Continental Section 2009 : Lakewood, Colo. (North American Continental Section)
        Date:2009
        Mad River Glen is New England's American iconic symbol of pure skiing - no snowboarding allowed here! And as part of this egalitarian ideal and uniqueness also, the last single chairlift operating in North America (one ...
      • Loading conveyors for chairlifts 

        Author(s):Russell, Maynard; International Organization for Transportation by Rope; North American Continental Section 2009 : Lakewood, Colo. (North American Continental Section)
        Date:2009
        Chairlift loading conveyors are becoming commonplace around the world. This paper historically reviews the first conveyors marketed and discusses the current products available for both fixed grip and detachable lifts. The ...
      • Importance of track rope slipping on tramway systems, The 

        Author(s):Blomer, Red; International Organization for Transportation by Rope; North American Continental Section 2009 : Lakewood, Colo. (North American Continental Section)
        Date:2009
        In most cases the tramway manufacture requires track rope slipping every twelve (12) years. Operators may ask why or wonder what will be gained by this process; this paper will provide insight to what has been found in the ...