The system was chronically plagued with damage to its cables and pulleys due to flooding. It had to be closed down for several days in the winter of 1888 because a replacement for a broken cable could not be delivered to the cable house through the muddy streets. The company was also chronically short of cash and, when a cable broke on October 13 of 1889, they could not afford to replace it and the line was shut down. On December 24 of that year another flood caused further damage to the line, and it was scrapped in 1890.
Patent No. 7,685,947 Issued on March 30, Assigned to Innova Patent for Cable Railway System (Austrian Inventor)
Mar 31, 2010; ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 3 -- Johannes Moritzhuber, Hard, Austria, has developed a cable railway system. The inventor was issued...