The Drum Ropeway consists of extremely long ropes that travel from an underground room near Drum Castle to several stations at ground level. Eight years ago, each ropeway had their own station where people could embark or disembark.
The tram is operated by a person peddling at the front like a bike to go down or up. The roof of the trolleys are shaped like mushroom caps.
During his reign, Wapol and those he gave permission to were the only ones allowed to ride the Drum Ropeway. There were six ropeways in total, each equipped with their own trolley.
After the Blackbeard Pirates attacked Drum Island, the six trolleys were rendered inoperative and the ropeways taken down for unknown reasons. Unbeknownst to the Drum Island population, however, was that Dr. Kureha had installed her own personal ropeway after moving out to Drum Castle, having tied a long white rope from the station near the castle to her former tree home near Gyasta. Because the white rope was almost impossible to notice in the snowy Drum Island, people would sometimes witness Kureha descending from the mountains as if she were flying down on a sleigh pulled by Tony Tony Chopper, when in truth Chopper was just running down the white ropeway.
Drum Island Arc
A kid from Gyasta eventually discovered the white ropeway tied up to Kureha's old home. This allowed the Drum locals to set up a new trolley. After recruiting Tony Tony Chopper to their crew, the Straw Hat Pirates used Kureha's sleigh to slide down the ropeway.
- One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 16 Chapter 142 (p. 4) and Episode 91.
- One Piece Manga — Vol. 16 Chapter 137 (p. 18).
- One Piece Manga — Vol. 15 Chapter 133 (p. 13), Dalton talks about Kureha "flying".
- One Piece Manga — Vol. 17 Chapter 151 (p. 2), The white ropeway is shown.
- One Piece Manga — Vol. 45 Chapter 440 (p. 8), Kureha rides down the ropeway on a Lapahn.