Texas Skyway – State Fair of Texas, TX

This Doppelmayr CTEC Uni-GS detachable opened in 2007.
The drive terminal was built at elevation with a fair entrance later added below.
Tower 6.
The drive station seen from below.
CWA Ethos 8 cabin with a DT-108 grip.  Look closely and you’ll see a charging contact for night lighting.
Tall towers on the midway.
Tower 1.
Another view of the first tower.
The return terminal at ground level.
Side view of a Uni-GS station.
Depression assembly.
The western station.
View east.
Riding along the line.
Passing tower 6.
Loading and unloading is allowed at both stations.
A cabin arrives at the Pennsylvania Avenue station.
Tower head.
Interestingly, the towers are numbered from the return station rather than the drive.
Towers 7 and 8.
The lift is called the Texas Skyway.
Turnaround loading area.
Curiously, the cabins were manufactured five years before the lift went in.
Tower 5.
Tower 3.
Middle part of the lift line.
Arriving at the return terminal.
Some of the cabins have two outer benches while others have benched in the middle facing out.
Cabins are Texas-sized.
Support sheave assemblies.
Drive station overview.
There is full cabin parking at the eastern terminal.

4 thoughts on “Texas Skyway – State Fair of Texas, TX

  1. Collin Parsons October 6, 2019 / 3:37 pm

    Tremblant’s Casino Express has the same cabins, and I noticed the same thing that the manufacturing year of the cabins is 2002, rather than 2009 when the lift was built. The seats alternate between inward and outward facing as well. The outward facing seats are supposed to give a better view, but they needed to have the inward facing seats for ADA compliance.


  2. Maxwell October 7, 2019 / 11:38 pm

    Is this the only Uni-GS gondola?

    Liked by 1 person

    • skiz October 8, 2019 / 10:36 am

      whitefish MT has a gs chondola


      • Phoenix February 15, 2020 / 10:46 pm

        It only operates as a chondola in the summer for sightseeing though. During the winter it’s a standard detachable quad.


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