Hooniverse Weekend Edition – Cable Propelled Transit System at a VW Factory

Here is another great tip we received from Gabriel (Thanks!) and it has us scratching our head, just a bit. It is a Cable Transit System installed by a company called Doppelmayr, and in use at a Volkswagen Factory in Bratislava, Romania. Why they have it, and what is it used for isn’t explained, but this would be a great alternative to water Ferry Service in the future. Make the break to see the Video….

You can read the article on the website “The Gondola Project” here.

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  1. ZomBee Racer Avatar

    How bizarre. I want one.

  2. Lotte Avatar

    Maybe not ferry service, methinks, what with the powerful winds that the system may encounter in that open area(but isn't that fun?). Maybe up the slope of a steep mountain; the first thing that came to my mind was ski lifts.

    1. AlexiusG55 Avatar

      Well, that's what Doppelmayr usually make.

  3. Joe Btfsplk Avatar
    Joe Btfsplk

    Carrying the rejects to the shredder?

  4. BlackIce_GTS Avatar

    I suppose the span of that makes it more of a car cable car(?), but the preview reminded me of transporter bridges, relatedandinteresting.

  5. MortofromOz Avatar

    Looks like a transit system to their testing ground. Car is cabled in before delivery tested and then shipped out for delivery.

  6. coupeZ600 Avatar

    When James Douglas was told to consolidate all mining claims in the Bisbee Mining District under the Phelps-Dodge banner in the early 1900's, he took on the task with Rockefeller-like glee. "Sell me your claim and you will get a bunch of cash and a minor position in the Company that will keep you and your family quite comfortable for years to come. Oppose me and you will be crushed and leave here penniless, if at all", he would say. Assimilate or Die.
    It pretty much worked out that way except for one of the last holdouts, Lemuel Shattuck. Douglas thought he had him cornered, completely surrounding his big claim with hundreds of others, leaving him no way to get his ore out of the mine to the smelter. Douglas had forgotten one thing though, amongst Shattuck's remaining claims was one immediately adjacent to a rail spur near the big mine. Shattuck built a tram to haul his ore directly over Douglas' claims, and while the amount was almost negligible, it caused the money from New York to force Douglas' hand and offer Shattuck a fortune for his claims and a seat on the Board of Directors. He died very, very rich, and has shit all over named after him, unlike all those others that just sold out, or stood up to The Man and got worse than nothing.
    This doesn't appear to be anything like that, unless they're hauling them over a competing VW dealership.

  7. Shamal Avatar

    Bratislava, Romania? I know that europe is for some of you a country far, far away, but c'mon…

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