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Pioche Aerial Tramway

This aerial tramway operated in the 1920’s and 1930’s carrying ore from the mines on Treasure Hill to Godbe Mill.

Built by the Pioche Mines Company, the tramway was mainly gravity powered with the aid of a 5 horse power motor. The weight of the ore in the full buckets going to the mill pulled the empty buckets back to the bin.

In 1928 cost of delivering ore via the tramway to the mill was 6 cents a ton.

Located in the hills above Pioche, Nevada.

The tramway above the Boot Hill Cemetery: