Author:   A. Bartle, S. Roberts, M. Slader
Published:   2021, 3rd Edition
Edition:   Paperback
Pages:   52
Genre:   Trams & Tramways

Status:   In Stock


An Illustrated Guide to the Funicular Railways of Great Britain by Amy Bartle, Steve Roberts, Martin Slader and Michel Azema.

A unique and comprehensive guide to these marvels of Victorian engineering. With exclusive content and contributions from operators and engineers on the front line keeping the funicular railways of the UK running for future generations to enjoy.

From the height of ‘modern’ industrial technology in the 19th Century to today’s iconic, historic landmarks, funicular railways have held a special place in the history of the UK.

This illustrated guide will take you on a scenic tour around British cliff railways, exploring their origins and their fascinating stories. From the picturesque coastal towns of Devon, to the rugged landscape of North Yorkshire, and many places in between.

A practical guide too, you’ll find useful information to plan a visit, as well as comprehensive technical data. Forewords by Tim Dunn and Anthony Coulls.


How Funicular Railway Works
Spa Cliff Lift, Scarborough
Central Tramway
Saltburn Cliff Tramway
Lynton and Lynmouth
Hastings West Hill Railway
Bridnorth Cliff Railway
Shipley Glen Tramway
Aberystwyth Cliff Railway
Hastings East Hill
Great Orme
Southend Cliff Lift
Babbacombe Cliff Railway
Llechwedd Deep Mine Railway
Centre for Alternative Technology
Cairngorm Mountain Railway
More Railways
The Future