Overhead or aerial ropeway operated by Green Island Cement Company. It appears on the 1945 map on Gwulo and runs from a pier inwards. Originally the ropeway ended at Ma Tau Wai Road: See the 1945 map and a photo from about 1949.
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Previously I wrote:
A 1957 map shows an Aerial Ropeway running from the Dairy Farm buildings near Pok Fu Lam Road, down the hillside and ending near a pier on the seafront, roughly where Bel-Air in Cyberport is today.
I can't see that map in the 'Mapping Hong Kong' book, so I guess it's a map I saw in the Central Library's map section. (Note to self: include references to sources!)
[2017 update, the ropeway is shown on the 1952 map.]
This used to run from the Quarry Bay area at the bottom of the hill, up the valley to Quarry Gap.
When the ropeway (another name for 'cable-car') was running, Quarry Bay held the Taikoo Dockyard and Taikoo Sugar Refinery, while Quarry Gap was known as Sanitarium Gap, and was the site of the Taikoo Sanitarium.
When did it run?