Skip to main content

Image / Palm Springs Aerial Tramway engineer

Have a question about this item?

Item information. View source record on contributor's website.

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway engineer
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at for additional information.
Title supplied by cataloger.
The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, designed by Swiss engineer Henri Bodmer, opened in 1963 and is a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark. The Tramway Valley Station, constructed between 1949-1963, was designed by Albert Frey and Robson C. Chambers and the Mountain Station, built in 1961, was designed by architect E. Stewart Williams. In 2000-2001, the Tramway updated its facilities and replaced the old cars with ones that rotate slowly, offering riders a 360° panoramic view.
Henri Bodmer, the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway's engineer and designer, monitors the tram's operating equipment inside the Valley Station. Photograph dated December 8, 1963.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 88
Bodmer, Henri
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
Aerial tramways--California--Palm Springs
Electric engineers--Switzerland
Canyons--California--Riverside County
National Historic Civil Engineering Landmarks
Mountains--California, Southern
Chino Canyon (Riverside County, Calif.)
San Jacinto Mountains (Calif.)
Los Angeles Herald-Examiner photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs
Frey, Albert,1903-1998
Chambers, Robson C

About the collections in Calisphere

Learn more about the collections in Calisphere. View our statement on digital primary resources.

Copyright, permissions, and use

If you're wondering about permissions and what you can do with this item, a good starting point is the "rights information" on this page. See our terms of use for more tips.

Share your story

Has Calisphere helped you advance your research, complete a project, or find something meaningful? We'd love to hear about it; please send us a message.

Explore related content on Calisphere: