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Kaprun Tragedy (Austria)

Description  
Index
Kaprun
The events
The carriage
The news
Description
Funiculars in tunnel
Gletscherbahn Kaprun 2  

Technical datas
Name
Start
1974
 full overhaul in 1994
Manufacturer
Waagner Biro, Wien
 
Type of funicular
2 carriages with 2 cables (one for the traction and one for the tension).
The red circle is a power unit, the white circle is a passive pulley
Type of tracks
One track with a siding at the middle of the line
Energy
Electricity. The engine is in the top station (Alpincenter).
No engine inside the carriage.
Bottom station
Wüstelau 911 m
 
Top station
Alpincenter 2446 m
 
Length
3900 m
 
Length of the tunnel
3500 m
 
Diff of levels
1535 m
 
Average gradient
42,8 %
 
Max gradient
50%
 
Speed
10 m/s
 
Time of a ride
7 mn
 
Number of cabins
2
 
Capacity of one cabin
180 passengers
 


Gletscherbahn Kaprun 2

Photos
Michel Azéma
September 1993

The carriages were replaced in 1994.
Click to enlarge / Cliquez pour agrandir
 
Rear control compartment of the carriage going up.
The fire seems to be started in this compartment.
The photo is blurred because of the glasses which was plexiglass in 1993.


Index
Kaprun
The events
The carriage
The news
Description
Funiculars in tunnel
 

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