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That's interesting. I wouldn't have thought the tram would need bigger/more brakes than a gondola. 

Engineers? Thoughts?



On Apr 19, 2012, at 9:57 AM, Marc Chrusch <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> At 03:42 AM 4/16/2012, John Bonin wrote:
>> When an alarm trips, that giant disc brake is engaged.  It's huge.
> 
> Remarkably similar in size to those on the Snowbird tram, with the key difference being that the tram has a pair of disc brakes. They are the shiny discs mounted on the yellow shafts in the center of this pic:
> 
> http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7032/6541132223_c9ee64b780_b.jpg
> 
> -m1 
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