The funiculars of Genova
Text and photos by Michel AZEMA ... September 1996
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|The first road crossing.|
|The red car 2 at the lower Station.|
After visiting the Funicolare Principe-Granarolo I was quite sure that this tramway was a real funicular before it was a cog-wheel train.
I had to confirm my theory. I asked some persons in Genova but nobody could give me the reason why this train is called Funicular.
Of course I had the idea to ask directly AMT, and I have received the answer:
Let see the answer of AMT...
|Type of cog|
|Type of tracks|
|Lower station||Stazione Principe|
|Upper station||Granarolo hill|
|Diff. of levels||194 m|
|Gradient (medium)||16 %|
|Gradient (maxi)||21,4 %|
|Passengers per Cabin||45|
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