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Centre for Alternative Technology
Machynlleth, Wales
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The only modern water operated funicular
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Thanks
Special thanks to Chris Parrot for his help!

During six months (april to september) Chris is Cliff Railway Operator at the C.A.T.
The other six months he is an operator of
El Tren del Fin del Mundo, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina.
Technical Datas


Start
1992
Status
Type of funicular
Type of tracks
Energy
Bottom station
Car Park
Top station
CAT
Length
53 m
Gauge
1.6 m
Diff of levels
30 m
Max gradient
 67.5 %
Max Speed
0,7 m/s
Cables
2 + 1
Number of cars
2
Water tank
1600 litres
Capacity
17 per car
Manufacturer
CAT
 
Machynlleth
Powys, SY20 9AZ
United Kingdom

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