Funicular railways of the UK and elsewhere

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

  1. 8ball


    Steepness :cool: (edit: actually may not technically be a funicular - do you need two cars counterbalancing each other?)

    Last edited: Oct 29, 2013
  2. rubbershoes

    rubbershoes not the only raver in the village

    The Lynton and Lynmouth one is water-powered.

    Oh, the excitement! :p

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  3. rubbershoes

    rubbershoes not the only raver in the village

    The one in the Blue mountains is absurdly steep in places. standing is not an option.

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  4. 8ball


    Yeah, that one looks safe... :eek:
  5. 19sixtysix

    19sixtysix Life as viewed from a Gay Gorbals Garret

    Oh I've been on that one. You've just reminded of my day out. One of the few that I didn't have rain :)
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    toggle wobbly

  7. wiskey

    wiskey Albatross Admirer


    I think the one at Lynton/Lynmouth is the only one I've been on.
  8. neonwilderness

    neonwilderness What would Badgers do?

    Apparently Scarborough had five at one point. Now there's just three, but one has been out of use for some time.

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  9. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Starry Wisdom

    surprised no one's mentioned the barcelona funicular yet

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  10. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Starry Wisdom

  11. felixthecat

    felixthecat are we there yet?

  12. lang rabbie

    lang rabbie Je ne regrette les gazebos

    Genova has three, one of which may strictly be a cog-wheel railway.
  13. Espresso

    Espresso Well-Known Member

    I've only ever been on one, in Interlaken. Thought it was ace, I must say.
  14. bi0boy

    bi0boy Power User

    That's not the only one in Barcelona

    On the one Montjuïc one the cable snapped a couple of years ago :eek:
  15. davesgcr

    davesgcr Reading books

    Heidleberg ...

    (you can humm the drinking song from "The Student Prince" on the ascent.....if you are so minded)
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  16. StoneRoad

    StoneRoad heckling from the back!

    So is the one at Saltburn, it was "Victorianised" during the recent refurbishment.
  17. moose

    moose like some cat from Japan

    I seem to regularly go on holiday to places with funiculars. I've been in the Bergen, Prague, Montmartre, Turin and Saltburn ones, and also this splendid one in Como.

  18. Geri

    Geri wasn't born to follow

    I've been on the two in Barcelona.

    I don't much like the fact that they appear to run on two pulley ropes. I worried the whole time about one of them snapping and the whole thing plummeting to the ground.
  19. Corax

    Corax Luke 5:16

    I have no pictures to add, but I love the thread. There's something inexplicably captivating and charming about them.

    I'm damn sure I've been on at least one, but I'm totally stumped where it/they was/were. Childhood holidays mainly spent in North Wales, with the occasional one camping in the Dordogne...
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  20. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    Beat me to it :(
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  21. bi0boy

    bi0boy Power User

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  22. neonwilderness

    neonwilderness What would Badgers do?

    Oops. You should have posted a photo (that's my excuse for not reading the thread properly) :hmm: :D
  23. bi0boy

    bi0boy Power User

    I was going to but couldn't be arsed, so my fault no one read my post I suppose. :D
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  24. not-bono-ever

    not-bono-ever Not what they want but what is good for them


    budapest has one. and you can get leathered on Unicum at a bar near the base beforehand.
  25. Hulot

    Hulot Ooh, me parts!

    Zagreb has the shortest in the world. I was there last week.

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  26. Dogsauce

    Dogsauce Lord of the Dance Settee

  27. editor

    editor Forked with electrons

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  28. editor

    editor Forked with electrons

    Here's a full listing of UK funicular railways, open and closed:




  29. marty21

    marty21 One on one? You're crazy.

    with this Funicular information you are spoiling us
  30. Remus Harbank

    Remus Harbank Cake and whipped cream…

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