Funicular railways of the UK and elsewhere

Discussion in 'transport' started by editor, Oct 29, 2013.

  1. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  2. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    Closed for repairs when I last tried to go on one :(

    I love funiculars :) There's an amazing one in Bristol, tunnelled right up the side of the gorge, but it's been closed for 80 years and is now hemmed in by a very busy A road :( http://www.cliftonrocksrailway.org.uk/

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  3. TruXta

    TruXta tired

    Cool! I went on the one in Wellington, NZ. Brilliant. Can we have one that goes from the corner of Anerley Road/Croydon Rd to Crystal Palace Parade plz?
     
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  4. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    That looks *ace*.
     
  5. clicker

    clicker nanook rubs it....

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    Love the Hastings one up to the hill - always feel the need to get out and push.
     
  6. marty21

    marty21 One on one? You're crazy.

    been on one of them in Hastings - been on one in Prague to which takes you up to an Eiffel Tower (about 200 ft high) above Prague - have been to the one below in Lynton and Lynmouth in Devon, but didn't go on it for some reason.

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  7. Remus Harbank

    Remus Harbank Cake and whipped cream…

  8. marty21

    marty21 One on one? You're crazy.

  9. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    Saltburn-by-the-Sea, N. Yorks
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  10. Ron Merlin

    Ron Merlin OA in the DIPJs.

    More humdrum trhan the lovelty old funiculars above, but the Lyon one can be surprising when it suddenly appears:
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  11. bi0boy

    bi0boy Power User

    Scarborough has two working ones, but used to have five!
     
  12. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    Lisbon has three funiculars, btw!
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  13. Remus Harbank

    Remus Harbank Cake and whipped cream…

    hehe no it was built in 1892, but funnily enough there is a much older funicular nearby, for goods only, that's been running since the early 16th century.
     
  14. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

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  15. marty21

    marty21 One on one? You're crazy.

    Looks like the mighty Chileans are the winners then?
     
  16. Ron Merlin

    Ron Merlin OA in the DIPJs.

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  17. Callie

    Callie Pivoting

  18. wiskey

    wiskey Albatross Admirer

    We eye that up every open doors day but as I understand it they on;y open the bottom ticket hall area :(
     
  19. marty21

    marty21 One on one? You're crazy.

    for some reason this reminds me of the donkeys at Clovelly in Devon - which are still used to drag stuff up and down - it is a mighty steep hill, it could do with a funicular [​IMG]
     
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  20. Maggot

    Maggot The Cake of Liberty

    I've been on on the Hastings ones and also one near Turin which goes from Sassi to the amazing basilica of Superga. It's 3km long and this is at the top.

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    Tragically in 1949 a plane carrying the Torino football team crashed into the side of the hill, killing everyone on board. You can see a memorial plaque if you visit the church.
     
  21. _pH_

    _pH_ .

    There's the one up to Sacre Coeur at Montmartre, costs the same as a ride on the Metro, WHAT A RIP OFF!!!!11!!!
     
  22. TruXta

    TruXta tired

    Floibanen in Bergen is ace

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  23. marty21

    marty21 One on one? You're crazy.

    it's a flash new one isn't it - the walk up to the top doesn't take that long tbf
     
  24. SikhWarrioR

    SikhWarrioR And the Worms ate into his brain

    I believe that Lisbon also still has several conventional tram routes as well
     
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  25. eatmorecheese

    eatmorecheese Bath shit boy

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    Peak Railway, Hong Kong. Probably one of the most famous, 17,000 passengers a day on average.
     
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  26. _pH_

    _pH_ .

    What have you got against disabled people eh? EH?
     
  27. marty21

    marty21 One on one? You're crazy.

    I walked so that didn't have to - :cool:
     
  28. Callie

    Callie Pivoting

    This thread needs a new title, can a mod amend accordingly *cough* editor
     
  29. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    It does. It's a pretty amazing city, transport wise. They have a street elevator which is pretty cool, too:
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    Nice place :cool:
     
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  30. Bahnhof Strasse

    Bahnhof Strasse Free the Sepsis Six!

    I could have sworn there was one in Antigua in 1978, my internet skillz are failing to find any reference to it at all. Was used to take guest of the Halcyon Cove hotel from the hotel grounds up to the restaurant up the hill :confused:
     

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