Vintage Photo: A Cable Car Of A Very Different Sort

CC reader John K. sent me this awesome photo of a 1932 American Bantam that was used as a ferry across the 120 foot span of the Pudding River in Oregon. Wow; it looks more like a circus act than a ferry.

The Bantam’s wheel rims—with some “rubber bands” for traction—rode on the two lower cables and the upper cable provided stability (cheating).  What is it with Oregonians and their thing about putting cars and buses on cables?

Yes, buses, as in this Kenworth that was as used to transport skiers and sightseers up to Mt. Hood: Skiway: Mt. Hood’s Fabulous Flying Buses