Funicular Railways in Europe

Discuss real world railway operations in this forum. Find out how to make your model railway as accurate as possible.
rogerfarnworth
Posts: 187
Joined: Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:36 pm

Funicular Railways in Europe

Postby rogerfarnworth » Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:43 am

I thought it might be good to start a new thread about Funicular Railways in Europe. I don't know whether there will be any great interest in this but I offer two blogs about funiculars which have now disappeared. The first is between Cannes and Super-Cannes in the South of France.

https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com/20 ... -in-cannes

The second was in Grasse, the perfume capital of Provence, and linked the PLM railway station to the town centre.

https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com/20 ... rovence-23

b308
Posts: 4803
Joined: Sat Apr 15, 2006 5:48 pm
Location: North Worcs

Re: Funicular Railways in Europe

Postby b308 » Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:58 am

They are surprisingly common in the UK, I drove past the oldest and steepest inland electric funicular railway (according to them!) this morning in Bridgnorth!

http://www.bridgnorthcliffrailway.co.uk/

Here's a list of UK ones:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_f ... ed_Kingdom

rogerfarnworth
Posts: 187
Joined: Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:36 pm

Re: Funicular Railways in Europe

Postby rogerfarnworth » Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:05 pm

Thanks for getting the thread going, b308.

Best wishes

Roger

User avatar
PinkNosedPenguin
Posts: 1248
Joined: Tue Oct 01, 2013 10:23 pm
Location: Wiltshire

Re: Funicular Railways in Europe

Postby PinkNosedPenguin » Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:31 pm

I try to visit such railways when on holiday...

Here is the one at Montserrat near Barcelona (Spain):
ImageIMG_2463 by Pink Nosed Penguin, on Flickr

And here is the Hakone Tozan funicular at Gora (Japan):
ImageDSC_0285 by Pink Nosed Penguin, on Flickr

Pete
Posts: 1210
Joined: Tue Aug 16, 2005 6:15 pm
Location: UK

Re: Funicular Railways in Europe

Postby Pete » Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:14 pm

This is the Funiculaire in Quebec City (visited last Summer), it takes you down into the old town and the port area on the St Lawrence.

Image

Image

Pete
It's the nature of evolution
The dinosaurs went to Hell

rogerfarnworth
Posts: 187
Joined: Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:36 pm

Re: Funicular Railways in Europe

Postby rogerfarnworth » Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:00 pm

Liking the links and the pictures! :)


Return to “Real World Railways”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest