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Saturday, 17 October 2020

Funicular Railways

I came across an interesting article about Funicular Railways on the Free Dictionary.   'Funicular' means 'by rope', so would include local colliery balanced inclines & those with stationary engines.
Saltburn water-powered cliff lift

See self acting inclines - photo from Rope & Chain Haulage by CE Mountford

The aforementioned 
Funicular Railways on the Free Dictionary outlines the use of 2, 3 or 4 rails on an inclined plane.

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