North Yorkshire, England
As the Saint-Nicholas Cliff Lift, the North Clift Lift was built by the Medway Safety Lift Company Ltd but one year after, in 1930. The lift was part of a large Corporation development at Peasholm Gap which included a promenade extension, shelters, a bridge, park extension and a miniature railway.
The North Cliff Lift was owned by the Scarborough Borough Council and is stopped since 1996.
"Town has timetable to get cliff railway going"
THE scene is set for a real cliff-hanger in
the Cornish town of Launceston.
The town is taking delivery, in bits and pieces, of a 70-year-old cliff railway from Scarborough.
Now the race is on to get it up (and down) and running again by the year 2000.
What Scarborough doesn't want, Launceston Civic Society is delighted to have.
The society is spearheading a project, backed by Cornwall County and North Cornwall District Councils, to use the cliff railway as a half-mile link between the town centre on top of the hill to Newport industrial estate in the valley below.
Business and retail development would attract visitors, particularly if their mode of transport to it was the cliff railway.
Society committee member Nigel Bowman, who has been casting his eye over the railway's parts, said he was keen to see it operational by the year 2000 to prove a point.
The Millennium Commission refused a grant for a clutch of Launceston projects - including the cliff railway on the grounds that it was not technically feasible.
WESTERN MORNING NEWS 25/2/1998
|Detail of a wheel with the iron stair which goes along the tracks.|
The North Cliff Lift at the end of the promenade.
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