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Post by Original Quill on Sat Dec 05, 2015 5:46 pm

I've always been fascinated by them.  They are trolleys that climb up hills, and are slanted so passengers are on level platforms...

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This one is in Lisbon.  I've ridden it many times, as it goes from the Baxia to Barrio Alto...where my hotel is.

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Post by Original Quill on Sat Dec 05, 2015 5:51 pm

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This one is El Funicular de Montmartre, in Paris.

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Post by Original Quill on Sat Dec 05, 2015 5:53 pm

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Post by Original Quill on Sat Dec 05, 2015 5:55 pm

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Funicular, Guanajuato, Mexico.

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Post by Syl on Sat Dec 05, 2015 5:59 pm

There are quite a few in Wales  OQ.
This one is in Aberystwyth.

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Post by Original Quill on Sat Dec 05, 2015 6:02 pm

Funiculars... Funicular-old-quebec-city-21285038

Funicular, in old Quebec City.  Leads from the old city to the Hotel Frontenac, up on the hill.

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Post by Original Quill on Sat Dec 05, 2015 6:05 pm

Syl wrote:There are quite a few in Wales OQ.
This one is in Aberystwyth.

I know. I love them. I'm going to go on a tour of them round the world.

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Post by Original Quill on Sat Dec 05, 2015 6:07 pm

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Funicular Railway- Zagreb Croatia.

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Post by Original Quill on Sat Dec 05, 2015 6:10 pm

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Plaza Aduana, Valparaiso, Chile.

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Post by Original Quill on Sat Dec 05, 2015 6:12 pm

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Funicular, Cerro San Cristóbal.

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Post by Original Quill on Sun Dec 06, 2015 5:17 am

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El funicular de San Sebastián.

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Post by Original Quill on Sun Dec 06, 2015 5:20 am

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Flying Dutchman Funicular, at Cape Point. It is believed to be the only commercial funicular of its type in Africa.

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Post by Original Quill on Sun Dec 06, 2015 5:23 am

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Railway funicular in Kiev , Ukraine.

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Post by Original Quill on Mon Dec 07, 2015 5:27 am

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The Gelmerbahn funicular takes tourists a 6,000 feet above sea level to Lake Gelmer in Bern, Switzerland.  Europe's steepest funicular railway, it has a gradient of 106 per cent - and not a seat-belt in sight.

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Post by veya_victaous on Mon Dec 07, 2015 8:33 pm

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Here is the Scenic Railway in the Blue Mountains just west of Sydney

Not 100% if it is Funicular the seats are all sloped back even through it is on an angle when you get in but it goes near vertical at some points of the decent so the platforms aren't exactly level. it is quite fun actually part scenic railway part roller coaster

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Post by Original Quill on Mon Dec 07, 2015 11:59 pm

I believe it's a Funicular, veya. Especially if the seats tilt back or the floor is raise to accommodate the slope of the terrain.

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Post by veya_victaous on Tue Dec 08, 2015 12:08 am

yes they do that

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