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cable railway

[′kā·bəl ¦rāl‚wā]
(mechanical engineering)
An inclined track on which rail cars travel, with the cars fixed to an endless steel-wire rope at equal spaces; the rope is driven by a stationary engine.
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In the running for Stirling architecture prize - the Norpark Cable Railway, Austria Picture: Courtesy of Werner Huthmacher; Ian Brebner
The journey to Mittelallalin, at 3,500 metres, involves a trip on the highest cable railway in the world.
The resort is enclosed by the headlands of the Great Orme and Little Orme and, weather permitting, visitors can take in the view from the Great Orme by cable railway or cabin lift.
Tourists are even taken by cable railway to the site of the totally fictitious incident which is marked by a star.
The 100-year-old cable railway was bringing a coach party down when the accident happened.
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Until this trip, of course, when I made that rarest of ventures north of Brecon on the A470 and crouched in Wales' smallest house, climbed its highest mountain, sank a pint in its oldest pub, slept in its hotel of the year and descended its steepest mining cable railway (okay, a little bit niche that last one).
External wiring work for renewal of remote control switches for catenary switches on the south-west borough this project will mainly include: - preliminary studies, Precise measurement and preparation of work - possible administrative procedures - cable railway infrastructure works including: - installation of gutters - intervention on existing gutters - cleaning of gutters - drawing of cables - supply and installation of crib for assembling remote control cables - supply and installation of remote control box - creation of supports for lodges - logistics in connection with equipment provided by infrabel (transport from and to cli de luttre, Storage at the contractor and protection against theft);
It feels like you're time-travelling back 170 years as you go 500ft underground to see how Europe's steepest mining cable railway operates.
And while you're there, you could take the Metro Alpin, Europe's highest cable railway, all the way up to Mittelallalin and enjoy lunch in the highest revolving restaurant in the world, at 11,500ft.
Go back in time 170 years at Llechwedd Slate Caverns, where you can experience for yourself what it was like to work in Europe's deepest mining cable railway.
Experience history 500 feet underground by descending into The Deep Mine, Europe''''s steepest mining cable railway, and travel back 170 years in a few minutes to meet Sion your ghostly guide through the Deep Mine.