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[*] Post 511023 posted on 16-1-2018 at 15:03 Reply With Quote
Swiss Funucular RR Scenic Pix



This particular pix does not do justice to showing just how steep this incline is, BUT it's a beautiful respite for a dark murky NE day, i. e., the pixs that do capture the steepness are rather mundane BUT do show just low level (to the horizon) this tech can achieve. There are no comments that I could find by passengers as to what the experience feels like inside the railcars as they rotate, and if there are any visual cues that they "see" as the rotation occurs.

Attribution: railpictures.net-Photog: Georg Trüb-Location:Stoos, Switzerland-Uploaded: Jan 13, 2018

funicular: also known as an inclined plane or cliff railway, is a type of cable railway in which a cable attached to a pair of tram-like vehicles on rails moves them up and down a steep slope, the ascending and descending vehicles counterbalancing each other.

ID caption:"Car # 2 of the Stoos funicular railway, which opened in december 2017 and is the steepest in the world (110 % or 48 degrees), on the upper part of the line with a moderate grade. The four passenger compartments and the freight compartment on the car rotate automatically, so they are level at all time. The cars run at speeds up to 10 metres per second (about 36 km/h or 22,4 miles per hour). The 1740 meter long line has 3 tunnels of 267 m, 121 m and 239 m. The car weighs 27 ton empty, can transport up to 136 passengers, the time of the ride is 4 minutes and the diameter of the pull cable 54 mm (2,125 inch)."

Geotracking is available on Google: 46°58'50.0"N 8°40'08.5"E

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[*] Post 511025 posted on 16-1-2018 at 17:06 Reply With Quote


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There are no comments that I could find by passengers as to what the experience feels like inside the railcars as they rotate,


Blimey. Well that explains the picture which couldn't make sense of till I read that!
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[*] Post 511030 posted on 16-1-2018 at 18:34 Reply With Quote


Oh, aye!

They showed that on some TV thingy, a while back. Tarrant's extreme railways, perhaps?

Looks odd, but works rather well.
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