"Tramways are divided into two systems viz.: the Bleichert system and the Hodgson system.
The Bleichert System: In this system the cable is fastened to the supports by means of clamps, and the loads travel on this cable.
The loads are attached to an endless rope or cable which passes around a wheel located at each terminus of the line, one of which is revolved by an engine if the incline is not steep enough so that gravity will produce motion"--page 2.
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
Professional Degree in Civil Engineering
Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy
© 1894 George W. Herdman, All rights reserved.
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Aerial tramways -- Design and construction
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Herdman, George W., "Designing wire-rope tramways" (1894). Professional Degree Theses. 332.