The funiculars of Genova
Text and photos by Michel AZEMA ... September 1996
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|The line arriving at the second road crossing. You can see the wooden buildind of the upper
station of the tramway and in the background the Santa Maria di Granarolo's church.
|The upper station.
The cabin number 2 arrives at the upper station and stops along a pier inside the building.
The track continues inside the building during quite 10 more meters. At the real end of the track I found the cabin number 1. This cabin is orange and seems not to be used (photo).
|The red cabin 2 stopped along the pier.
|The part of the track inside the parking of the upper station.
In the background: the second road crossing.
|The track on the narrow slope, between building and hill.
Note on the bottom of the picture the person waiting for the cabin at one of the two intermediary stops.
|The Riggenbach cog.
Note the cavity below the rails. There are some cavities all along the line at regular interval. I was wondering that may be these cavities were the remaining cavities where there was pulleys to guide the cables. I also looked inside the cavity to know if this cavity was built to canalize the water but there was no hole for the drainage....
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