Adolf Bleichert & Co.’s Wire Rope Systems (by Dr. Peter von Bleichert)

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Adolf Bleichert & Co.’s Wire Rope Systems (by Dr. Peter von Bleichert)

In 1924, Germany’s „Adolf Bleichert & Co.“ celebrated its 50th Anniversary.

By the time of this occasion, the company had designed and built the world’s record holding wire ropeways:

  • Longest and highest elevation (Argentina);
  • Length of system over water (New Caledonia);
  • Steepest (Tansania);
  • Highest capacity (France);
  • Northernmost (Norway) and
  • Southernmost (Chile).

Written by Dr. Peter von Bleichert, the great-great grandson of the company’s founder.

This book includes over 100 pictures, many of them are coloured, and detailed engineering drawings that explore the legendary company’s history, and several of its record-holding systems mentioned above.

Thereof specifically illustrated are the „Cable Carril Chilecito of La Rioja province in Argentina, the over water mining „Mineral Material Cable Car“ in Thio (New Caledonia), the „Wood Material Aerial Tramway“ of Mkumbra (Tansania) and last but not least the „Tiroler Zugspitzbahn“ (Passenger Aerial Ropeway) of Obermoos (Austria).

Dr. Peter von Bleichert, born in New York City, has lived in Puerto Rico, Greece, and England, and currently resides in California, USA where he is a college professor and writer and  where he lives with his wife and daughter. 

Besides fantasy and science fiction, Peter loves to read military techno-thrillers and loves to write them even more (i.e.  Crown Jewel (The Battle for the Falklands/Book1) and Dragon Fire (The Battle for the Falklands/Book 2) or Fourth Crisis (The Battle for Taiwan).  

He holds a graduate degree in international relations, a doctorate in public policy / homeland security, and has written for various organizations, including the Royal United Services Institute for Defence Studies and the U.S. Naval Institute. He is now working on his next book.

Who should be interested in reading this book, here is the English edition, which can be ordered , both as eBook or Paperback from Amazon – Link:

Adolf Bleichert & Co.’s Wire Rope Systems .

For this new edition (2019) the author has addet two more chapters about famous, still running, passengers aerial cable cars: 

Predigtstuhlbahn“ from Bad Reichenhall in Germany

Table Mountain Aerial Cableway“ from Cape Town in South Africa

Please also visit „Bleichert’s Wire Ropeways“ on Facebook for information and news of relevance to the book.


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