City Center Tram (Las Vegas, NV) : Elevated City Center tram passing over West Harmon Avenue with the Aria Resort in the background

Creator:
DCC Doppelmayr Cable Car, established 1996
Published/Created:
3780 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
2006-2009
Physical Description:
95 ft (length, train)
Date Depicted:
2010
1950 AD - 2010 AD
Materials:
electric cable
steel
Notes:
An elevated tram, also known as an Automated People Mover (APM) connects Crystals with the Monte Carlo to the south and the Bellagio to the north. It uses the Cable Liner technology from DCC Doppelmayr Cable Car (based in Wolfurt, Austria), and has two independent rope-hauled (cable-propelled) parallel tracks and a four-car passenger unit operating on each track. It is 100% electric. The cable on each train is driven by two 460 kW AC motors. For on-board power supply, used for lighting, etc., the trains collect power from the 480 volt power rails running along side the tracks. Two 95-foot long trains will run simultaneously in opposite directions, with four cars per train, 33 passengers per car and 132 passengers per train. The tram travels at 13.5 miles per hour; the route takes 6.25 minutes roundtrip.
Topics:
Architecture -- United States -- 21st century -- (YVRC)
Period/Style:
Twenty-first century
Culture:
American
Accession Number:
1A1-BT-LVM-A3
Genre:
transportation
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Tools, Equipment & Instruments
Rights:
Copyright Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc
The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement.
Access Restrictions:
Yale Community Only
Digital:
business, commerce and trade; contemporary (1960 to present); engineering and industrial design; manufacturing; Transportation transit systems; public transit; rail transit systems; light rail transit; cable railroads
Source Creator:
Gilchrist, Scott
Source Title:
Archivision Addition Module Six
Source Created:
2878 Chamonix, Montreal QC
Archivision, Inc.
2010
Source Note:
Purchase, Visual Resources Collection, May, 2011; photographer Scott Gilchrist
Yale Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Digital Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Local Record Number:
4125
Number of Scans:
job 4125a
OID:
10072985
PID:
digcoll:1811645