Palm Springs Tram Carriage

Carriage

The carriage contains 24 wheels and supports the cabin on the track ropes on which it rides. There is one carriage per cabin.

Palm Springs Tram Hanger Pins

Hanger Pins

Seen here are the hanger pins which attach the cabin hanger to the rolling carriage. These pins are capable of measuring and displaying the cabin payload.

Palm Springs Tram Cabin Hanger

Cabin Hanger

The cabin hanger attaches the carriage to the cabin. It also contains a ladder and inspection platform for the maintenance crew to work on the towers, slack carriers, and carriages. The cabin hanger is 34 feet long.

Palm Springs Tram Main Drive Gear Box-pre installation

Main Drive Gear Box-pre installation

Just prior to installation, the main drive gear box and coupling to the main drive wheel are pictured in this view.  The 1100Hp DC drive motor provides the input power to this unit.

Palm Springs Tram Main Drive Gear Box-installed

Main Drive Gear Box-installed

Here are the main drive gear box and the service brake rotor installed and working.

Palm Springs Tram Main haul rope drive wheel

Main haul rope drive wheel

The haul rope, or cable, is pulled by this wheel, in turn moving the cars.  This drive wheel is located at the Valley Station.