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How a funicular works

Epilogue
Building a funicular is a considerable accomplishment, since the tracks must lie either on a steep slope or on supports erected on one side of the slope. Much effort is put into the safety systems, and also into the esthetic qualities of the line, which needs to fit smoothly into its surroundings.

The major funicular suppliers are the Swiss firms of Doppelmayr (www.doppelmayr.com) and von Roll (www.vonroll.ch), both of which date to the late 1800s.

Translation
Thanks to Tim Kynerd for the english transaltion.

Sources
Author's notes and observations
John Andersson of the Skansen Funicular
Michel Azéma:s Web site Funimag (www.funimag.com), "The first Web Magazine about Funiculars"
Liftbyggarna (www.liftbyggarna.se)
 

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