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Longyearbyen - coal cableway

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The old coal cable­way („tauba­ne“) is in of Longyearbyen’s land­marks. It was used to trans­port coal from the mines to the har­bour. The first cable­way was put into use in 1907. The sys­tem was final­ly aban­do­ned and repla­ced by vans in 1987.

The indi­vi­du­al instal­la­ti­ons of the cable­way are pro­mi­nent land­marks. Some of the pil­lars have been reno­va­ted to keep them from col­lap­sing. This one, in a cen­tral posi­ti­on in Lon­gye­ar­by­en, is illu­mi­na­ted during the dark peri­od. It was known amongst the miners as “Sau­di-Ara­bia”.

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last modification: 2019-04-15 · copyright: Rolf Stange
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