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This unusual tram known as the “Skiway” was built in 1951. The tram or ”bus” used its own engine to power the rear wheels which ‘drove’ the bus up to the Timberline Lodge (The Lodge from the Shining) 3.1 miles uphill from the base station. It ran from 1951 – 1953 holding 36 passengers taking approximately 10 minutes.

Unfortunately, the Skiway was a financial bust; the road to the Timberline Lodge was improved the following year, and the shuttle bus to it was 50¢ compared to the Skiway’s 75¢ fare. After three years, the Skiway went bust.

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13 Comments

  1. poopsticks says:

    motha f’n mt hood for life!

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  2. Jason says:

    wow that is nuts! haha

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  3. ShredZgnar says:

    Let tline bomb the canyons!

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  4. Bognar says:

    Great post, where did you copy it from?

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  5. pow_gnar_shred says:

    bring it back

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  6. chode says:

    thats the sickest tram ive ever seen!

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  7. Dinglesnowberry says:

    They sure know how to shred pow.

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  8. stev says:

    The building that the tram used to come out of is now the Thunderhead lodge. pretty cool to think that I’ve slept in the same spot this thing was.

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  9. Danny says:

    Dogs Allowed!!

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  10. nipples are cold activated says:

    Silverton bought it….

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