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Tram Facts and History

Worker tramTram Facts and Specifications:

ORIGINAL CONSTRUCTION TIME: 26 Months (May 1964 - July 1966)
MAIDEN VOYAGE: July 31 1966
TYPE OF LIFT:
Double reversible, or jig-back, tram:
LENGTH: 12,600 ft / 3,840 m (Slope); 11,895 ft / 3,626 m (Horizontal)
VERTICAL RISE: 4,139 ft / 1,262 m
CARRIER TYPE: Enclosed cabin by Swoboda of Austria; New Cabins installed December 1989
CABIN CAPACITY: 52 (Winter) - 45 (Summer)
ORIGINAL FUNDING: The original Tram was 2/3 funded by federal money. Nearly $1million (of an original $1.6m budget) came from a government program (Area Redevelopment Administration) that loaned funds to seasonally depressed communities.

 

 

 

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