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Funicular in the Highlands

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 Cairn Gorm
Scotland
A 2 meters gauge funicular !

 

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The entrance of the bottom station at Day Lodge (610 m)
 
 
 
 
 




 
Day Lodge station, the platform for boarding
 
 
 
 
 




 
Day Lodge station at the Ski Center
 
 
 
 
 



 
Day Lodge station, the car park, Loch Morlich
 
 
 
 
 




 
Snow on Cairn Gorm, the highest point is on the left.
 
 
 
 
 

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Sheiling (760 m)
Note that the carriage is stopped exactly at the Sheiling station just before the passing loop.
 
 
 
 
 




 
The two carriages on the tortuous track.
Note the track which is 100% built on concrete stilts.
On the right of the track, the ski trails separated by wooden fences to protect the snow from the wind.
 
 
 
 
 




 
Sheiling station
The employee is spreading green Seed Aide granules on the ground.
Seed Aide is spread on the areas which where moved by the construction of the funicular as the trench of the tunnel.
 
Seed Aide: Granules, Significantly Improves Seed Germination & Reduces Soil Erosion, Reduces water runoff, Holds seed in place, 100% weed free and chemical free. Biodegrades, no clean up required. Higher percentage of germinating seed. Contains no seed! Combines cellulose and wood fiber mulch.
 
 
 
 
 




 
Cairn Gorm summit (1245 m) without clouds!
 
 
 
 
 




 
The 250 meters long tunnel at Ptarmigan.
In fact, the tunnel is a covered trench.
 
 
 
 
 



 
Inside of Ptarmigan station.
Note the blue steps on the left, this is the Shop and Exhibition stop. Summer terminus!
 
 
 
 
 




 
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