News Roundup: Inaugural

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6 thoughts on “News Roundup: Inaugural

  1. Austin March 8, 2017 / 2:26 pm

    Peter – the Mt. Lemmon situation reminded me… did you hear anything about what happened to the Mother lift at Pajarito in January? Apparently a tree fell on the line while it was in operation, knocked a chair off, flipped another over the comm line and spun a crossarm? Lift was closed for a solid month, IIRC. I’m not sure I saw it mentioned anywhere but on their website and facebook page.

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      • Austin March 8, 2017 / 9:24 pm

        Not surprising – I’m sure I’d have read about it here if you were aware of it (love the blog). When I was there in mid-January, they had completed structural tests on the affected tower and were having some trouble getting the crossarm back in position. That day, they were running a cable over the next tower and down to a cat to get more direct lateral force on the crossarm. Not sure if that was successful – it was still well over a week until the lift reopened.

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  2. Billy March 13, 2017 / 6:09 pm

    I don’t want to start any speculation, but I wonder if the Disney World gondola system is a Doppelmayr, could it become the first D-Line system in the US? It would one of the most publicly prominent systems in the world and would be a unique showcase of the new technology. Just some food for thought…

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    • Peter Landsman March 13, 2017 / 6:37 pm

      That is certainly possible. When the UNI-G terminal was introduced, it came to two locations in North America just one year after the Austrian launch.

      My news roundup for Wednesday links to another permit filed last week showing Disney construction may be imminent. No matter who gets the contract, both manufacturers will win if gondola technology can be showcased at such an iconic American destination.

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