Chiatura La Ciudad De Los Telefericos

Now and then - Georgia

Chiatura La Ciudad De Los Telefericos

The town of Chiatura is seen from inside a cable car, some 220 km miles) northwest of Tbilisi, September

Chiatura La Ciudad De Los Telefericos

Still running: Revaze Achvadze, from Chiatura, rides the tramway which continues to transport residents despite its rusty appearance

Chiatura La Ciudad De Los Telefericos

Stalin’s cable car: Death-defying ‘metal coffins’ which miners are still using… despite being riddled with rust: A cable car dangles over a river at the bottom of the valley in Chiatura

Chiatura La Ciudad De Los Telefericos

Soviet era miners' cable car or aerial tramway transportation system in Chiatura, Georgia - Jul 2013

Chiatura La Ciudad De Los Telefericos

A cabin from Tramway 25 travels over the strong currents of the Kvirila River

Chiatura La Ciudad De Los Telefericos

The mining town of Chiatura, Georgia, surrounded by steep cliffs, is criss-crossed by a network of aging Soviet-era aerial tramways that are still in use today.

Chiatura La Ciudad De Los Telefericos

A local lost in thought as a cabin of Tramway 25 docks. Tramway 25 was the first passenger tramway in the USSR and has run almost continuously since its first run in If funding comes through it will be replaced in (Amos Chapple/Rex Features)

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