1899 Taikoo Ropeway

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Appeared in The Engineering Times April-May 1899. The illustration shows a ropeway erected for the carriage of  passengers only. This is probably the only example of a ropeway constructed for this particular purpose of any considerable length. It is situated in Hong Kong in connection with a large sugar works, in which a number of European workmen are employed, and to secure freedom from fever these men are transported at the end of their day's work to a sanatorium at a high level above the sea. The carrier is arranged for the accommodation of six men at a time. The speed of the ropeway is eight miles an hour, and as the men leave their work in batches they come to the terminal and find the carrier prepared to take them up. The ropeway has been in operation for several years, and has given excellent results and performed its work with absolute safety to those travelling on it.

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