ITT: Underappreciated forms of transport
>>1708153Elevators are my best friends they carry me up and they carry me down all at the push of a button. They come in all shapes and sizes and have a multitude of different interior finishes, control panel layouts, flooring, handrails and floor indicators. Despite the common misconception that elevators are unsafe, they have several redundant emergency braking systems to prevent falls. Elevators are one of the safest vertical transportation methods in common use. In fact, stairs are more dangerous than elevators on average, due to the risk of falling. Some people pass the time in an elevator ride by staring at the floor indicators, which may consist of a dial, a series of lighted floor numbers, or a small electronic display. Some elevators are equipped with music systems for the entertainment of their passengers, and a unique genre of music has become popular with building managers who operate speaker equipped elevators. Some elevators even have a tv screen built in, allowing passengers to watch the news while riding. No matter how many floors you need to go up, you can count on an elevator to lift you up.
gimme dem (You)s
>>1708172>you now remember the NTSB is also responsible for pipeline transport safety
>the virgin passenger cable car>the CHAD MATERIAL ROPEWAY
>>1708153Why just don't build suspended on the wires "sky train" with electric batteries powered automated cars zoom zooming over them?
>>1708229Ski lifts are powered by a moving rope that moves all of the seats in unison. Chair lifts use very little electricity since the descending seats power the ascending ones by gravity. Self powered cars on a rope is just a monorail with extra steps
>>1708279Don't reply to bots
>>1708153>forms of transportDoes it still count as a form of transportation even if they are just used for leisure and sport?Anyway those things are able to turn shitty ass mountains into money making machines.
>>1708285>shitty ass mountainsGet fucked, mountains are beautiful, more so when they're not degraced by a dozen ski lifts.
>>1708285>Does it still count as a form of transportation even if they are just used for leisure and sport?People aren't going to ski resorts to ride the ski lifts...They're just as much a form of transportation as the trains, cars, planes, etc. the holidaymakers used to get to the resort in the first place.
Funicular go brrrr
>>1708324the comfiest of them all. I think there is still a water mill powered one in switzerland.
>>1708340based but actual amphib flying boats are even cooler
>>1708318even after learning how they work, hydrofoils still feel like magic to me
>>1708163Escalators are more fun
>>1708362Spiral escalators are even more fun
>>1708365Nah, it's safe, it has an intake muzzle.
still love these babies just as much as when i was a kid
>>1708163>No matter how many floors you need to go up, you can count on an elevator to lift you up.i see you've never tavelled with deutsche bahn
>>1708364wtf is this witchcraft
>>1708473>mfw Americans leave on their shoes at home but then go and put carpet in airports
>>1708540>mfw DEL is apparently now an American airport
>>1708546always has been
>>1708153Ocean liners were so cool
>>1708279Moving rope is slow also extra wear and tear of the cable>Self powered cars on a rope is just a monorail with extra steps.Yeah, no. Cable way is like x20 times more materials efficient and cheaper than monorail.>Chair lifts use very little electricity since the descending seats power the ascending ones by gravity.Battery powered cars can store energy during descent. Fun fact: https://www.businessinsider.com/edumper-121-ton-electric-dump-truck-2019-8
>DING DING DING>PSSSSSSHT Fucking legendary, I love them.
>>1708163/uplift/ing>>1708153I rode a thyssenkrupp elevator yesterday and it was the nicest elevator I have ever been on, I'll even say thyssenkrupp is on another level compared to Schindler, which are very nice elevators. In contrast, today I had the experience of riding a Carlsens elevator, one of the slowest and loudest and worst elevators I've come across. Most of the time it's Otis elevators, which are alright. I have to go to many buildings for work so I ride a lot of different elevators, some of the older buildings have vintage cage elevators, the fun finger chopping kind.
>>1708163As an elevator enthusiast as well, I want to add, most elevator chimes are registered to the company so each company has a unique sound. Companies even have multiple different chimes registered to their name. There's even a copyright free open library for smaller elevator manufacturers to use
>>1708163Elevators scare me. Like I'm afraid Ill go in, and the door will close, and then it will just open to a bare wall at every floor and Ill never get out.
>>1708764The best part is the concrete reinforcement to build the shaft is good at blocking cell phone signals.
>>1708473when i was 19 and could run a 50-second 400m, i used to sprint down these things at full tilt if nobody was on them. i felt like an olympian