The longest industrial ropeway

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The longest industrial ropeway

Post by Cordylus » Tue Jan 06, 2015 3:26 pm

Did you ever heard about the industrial ropeway conveyors? Those cargo aerial tramways can constantly move the huge amount of the resources above the ground, ignoring all of the terrain obstacles.
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The longest ropeway conveyor in the world were in Sweden, called Norsjö ropeway. It had 96 kilometers of the two way track. The ropeway was build in the 1940s to transport buckets of ore from Kristineberg to Boliden above the lakes, rivers and mountains. Between 1943 and 1987 this ropeway moved 12 million tons of ore concentrates containing copper, lead, zinc, sulfur, silver and gold.
Currently part of the track is preserved and turned into the passenger aerial tramway.

Here is the great documentary about this awesome construction:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAs4DNgvcZY

Some historic photos of the Norsjö ropeway.
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Re: The longest industrial ropeway

Post by Tinyboss » Tue Jan 06, 2015 5:57 pm

That's really cool, thanks for posting it!

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Re: The longest industrial ropeway

Post by Eurofighter1200 » Thu Jan 08, 2015 6:57 pm

Yes know this i have lived near the longest ropeway in germany they transport limestone for Heidelberg Cement

http://lost-ropeways.de/forum/upload/1_68.jpg

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Re: The longest industrial ropeway

Post by Cordylus » Thu Jan 08, 2015 9:14 pm

^ How long is it?

The longest ropeway in Poland is in Janikowo. It has 7 km long:
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Here's a film:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2NIAYNxfC4

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Re: The longest industrial ropeway

Post by Eurofighter1200 » Thu Jan 08, 2015 9:43 pm

Its nearly 7 km long too

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