Bridgnorth Cliff Railway

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pedrocut on April 15, 2010

For over a century Bridgnorth Cliff Railway has been transporting the people of Bridgnorth up and down the 111 ft sandstone cliffs that separate High Town from Low Town and the River Severn. It is first and foremost a working railway; its importance to both the townspeople of Bridgnorth and to visitors to the town is undiminished by age. The railway operates two carriages on parallel tracks. Connected by steel cables, the carriages serve to counterbalance each other - as one rises to the top station, the other runs to the bottom station. The cars are now powered by an electric winding engine, but were originally driven by a system of water balance, each carriage carrying water ballast in a tank beneath the passenger compartment.

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Voar Alto on April 15, 2010

Olá* Peter,* grande perspectiva nesta foto,parabens.Abraço,Eduardo.P.S.=Quando se refer ao seu late friend,quer dizer que o homem da mochila faleceu? Eduardo.

Bedri Akçay on April 15, 2010

Very beautiful photo, great shot from the best regards, Bedri

David Brown Photogra… on April 23, 2010

Wonderful Peter. I must have driven through Bridgenorth dozens of times, but have/had no real memory of this train system. Many thanks for the detail and the great illustration.

pedrocut on April 23, 2010

Hi Jethro

This also was the first time I had seen the railway, even being in Bridgnorth on several occasions, and so had to travel on it!

We have had about 5 glorious Spring days here! How is it on the other side of the Pond?

All the best Peter

David Brown Photogra… on April 23, 2010

Oh, its absolutely Golden here Peter perfect temperatures, pollen almost all gone (you would not believe the pollen, I wanted to photograph it but don't know how). Soon it will be in the 30s and 40s and the humidity in the 90s and above.

Oh well, thats life. I glad to hear its nice over there. Y'all take care now, ya hear?

Diggory Venn on September 25, 2011

Wise and working people can made such system!!!

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Photo taken in Bridgnorth, Bridgnorth, Shropshire, UK

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  • Uploaded on April 15, 2010
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    by pedrocut
    • Camera: Canon DIGITAL IXUS 900Ti
    • Exposure: 0.005s (1/200)
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