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Lynton & Lynmouth (England)

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Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway
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Top station at Lynton


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The top station.
Note the new shape of the car with its two levels.
Entrance of the
Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway
on Lee Road.
The top pulley.
The Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway is also unique for its cable/pulley system. It is very simple. Two passive pulleys, one at the top station, one at the bottom station. On each pulley the cables are doing a 180° turn only.
The two cars are linked with 2 twin cables for the traction.
The two cars are also linked with 2 other twin cables for the tension.
The buttom pulley is ballasted and is used to stretch the tension cables.

I have to check it but I am quite sure, this is the first funicular with tension cables!!!
The Tracks
The Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway is built with two parallel tracks.
The tracks are so close that a small siding is necessary to avoid collision.

A footpath which links Lynton to Lynmouth pass over the tracks three times on wooden footbridges.
The bottom station at Lynmouth
The bottom station at Lynmouth
Above the car, the bell is rung to announce the departure.
This is an electric bell, this is not a water powered bell! ;-)
The entrance of the Lynmouth station just in front the sea shore.
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