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Scenic Skyway

 SCENIC WORLD RIDE SPECIFICATIONS

 

SKYWAY

RAILWAY MK VI

CABLEWAY

Year of Installation 1958 (original) 1878 (original) coal only 2000
2005 (rebuild) 1928 (Steam winch) 12 pass
1935 (Electric winch) 23 pass
1952 (23 to 28 passenger car)
1974 (28 to 56 pass. 2 cars)
1994 (56 to 84 pass. 3 cars)
2013 (84 Pass. 4 cars)
Ride time (return) 10 minutes 8 minutes 8 minutes
Ride distance 1958 – 330 metres 310 metres 510 metres
2005 – 384 metres
Main cable
breaking strain
1958 (160 tonnes) n/a 350 tonnes
2005 (2 cables, 189 tonnes ea)
Maximum weight of
fully loaded car
3 tonnes 1994 – 8.5 tonnes
2013 – 16.1 tonnes
12.5 tonnes
2005 – 15.3 tonnes
Capacity 1958 – 30 adults 84 adults + driver 84 adults + driver
2005 – 78 adults + driver
Maximum height
above ground
270 metres n/a 216 metres
Speed 1958 – 1.8 m/sec 4.0 m/sec 5.0m/sec
2005 – 5m/sec max
Maximum gradient 2.17 degrees 52 degrees 39 degrees
Difference in elevation 14.58 metres 206.5 metres 215.5 metres
Horizontal distance 330 metres 243 metres 470 metres

WINCH SPECIFICATIONS

Winch 1958 – 2 x C wheels
2005 – 1x C wheel
Double Drum Winder 2 x C Wheels
Electric motor 1958 – 37 kw slip ring electric
2005 – 180 kw AC var freq
1994 – 150kw DC
2009 – 200kW AC
2013 – 413kW AC
500 kw DC
Controls automatic and manual automatic and manual automatic and manual

ROPE SPECIFICATIONS

Track ropes 1958 – 1 x 48mm n/a 2 x 57mm
2004 – 2 x 42mm
Haul rope diameter 1958 – 1 x 18mm 2 x 28mm 35mm
2004 – 1 x 25mm
Haul rope nominal breaking strain 1958 – 20 tonnes 57 tonnes 80 tonnes
2004 – 41.5 tonnes
Haul rope length 1958 – 940m 480 metres 1170 metres
2004 – 848m
Safety retrieval rope diameter 1958 – 16mm n/a 15mm
2004 not required
Safety retrieval rope nominal breaking strain 1958 – 16 tonnes
2004 – not required
n/a 14 tonnes
Safety retrieval rope length 1958 – 915 metres
2004 – not required
n/a 607 metres


 

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