PESO - Queen at Shaw
johnf at panix.com
Mon Oct 12 20:18:48 EDT 2009
On Mon, Oct 12, 2009 at 03:24:48PM -0700, Joseph McAllister wrote:
> On Oct 12, 2009, at 15:16 , Joseph McAllister wrote:
>> A Tram is a usually a large gondola car hanging from and moved by
>> wires to which it is fastened either permanently or by grippers to
>> transport users over any ground level obstacles. It can also be a
>> railcar that is fashioned to climb a very steep mountain or hill, some
>> powered by their own motive power and a counterweight, some by cable
>> drive powered at the top or bottom of the run.
> Sorry, forgot to add that a Tram used to climb steep hills is also known
> as a "Funicular Railway".
The UK, of course, has different definitions.
See, for example <http://www.blackpooltrams.info/>
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