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Cliff Railway

Ok, its not a tram, but its all I could find last weekend in East Sussex

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Re: Cliff Railway

Here's another one from last month, lack of Trams has made me seek alternatives

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Re: Cliff Railway

Nice perspective there Rich, the last one looks like an old bus off its wheels...….
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Nice perspective there Rich, the last one looks like an old bus off its wheels....
You're right it does, one of those old ones you see them all packing of to a holiday camp in.
As a kid in the East End saw many a charabanc beano to Southend
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Re: Cliff Railway

I've ridden the Bridgnorth one and it's quite fun. My "local" one is at Saltburn though I'm not certain whether it's running at present. Whereabouts is the first one? Welcome to the forum by the way!
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Re: Cliff Railway

The cliff railway at Hastings is still going strong.
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The cliff railway at Hastings is still going strong.
That's what the first photo is of, Hastings West Cliff.
Also went on the East Cliff one too, will see what the photos of that are like.
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I've ridden the Bridgnorth one and it's quite fun. My "local" one is at Saltburn though I'm not certain whether it's running at present. Whereabouts is the first one? Welcome to the forum by the way!
Thank you and the first one is Hastings West Cliff.
Hoped to go on the Saltburn one when I went to Middlesbrough to see the Transporter Bridge, but it was closed.
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Re: Cliff Railway

I remember the Saltburn tramway from 1990 as I passed through on my way to Looe.
I took photos (pre-digital) on an OM2n which now reside in an album somewheres.

Actually, my close friend with whom I travelled comes from Bexhill, Sussex.
She migrated to Australia with her family in the late 50's.

Love the tram too btw.
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That's what the first photo is of, Hastings West Cliff.
Also went on the East Cliff one too, will see what the photos of that are like.
Ah, thanks. I might have recognised the East Cliff but I am not familiar with the West Cliff.
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Re: Cliff Railway

I did make up a UK map with all the cliff railways pinned, got a feeling there was about fifteen.
Intention was to visit and photograph them all, but it's still a work in progress.

Just realised I should have made a trip along the coast last week to the one in Folkestone.
Oh well, will add it to the list of ones to do.

If you want to see something really interesting in the way of transport you need to visit NW Germany.
It's a hanging tram or to use its correct name, Schwebebahn and it's the only one in the world
Runs along the Wupper valley and is the main form of transport for the towns that make up the linear city of Wuppertal
Built in 1904 and runs for approx 13kms, mainly over the river, but the last three or so kms through a built up area.
Need to revisit and take better photos, it was rather misty when I went last December.



This is probably the nicest of the art nouveau style elevated stations, Landgericht

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Thank you and the first one is Hastings West Cliff.
Hoped to go on the Saltburn one when I went to Middlesbrough to see the Transporter Bridge, but it was closed.

Thanks - the Saltburn one had been closed for an extended period for repairs; they found it needed more work than expected (as usual!). I think It has reopened this year but I'm not certain. There's one at Shipley Glen but that too was closed when I visited. Wikipedia has a list of funicular railways around the world.
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