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Cliff Railways

Aberystwyth (1)
Babbacombe (1)
Birmingham (1)
Bournemouth (3)
Bridgnorth (1)
Broadstairs (1)
Cairngorm (1)
Clifton (1)
Devils Dyke (1)
Douglas, IOM (5)
Folkestone (4)
Greenwood Forest Park (1)
Hastings (2)
Legoland (2)
Llechwedd (1)
London (1)
Loch Sloy (1)
Lynton and Lynmouth (1)
Lizard Point (1)
Machynlleth (1)
Urbis (1)

Margate (1)
National Coal Mine Museum (1)
National Railway Museum (1)
Garden Festival of Wales, Ebbw Vale (1)
Padstow (1)
Private Funiculars (3)
St Justinian's (2)
Saltburn (1)
Scarborough (5)
Shipley Glen (1)
Southend (1)
St Michael's Mount (1)
Storr Lochs (1)
Torquay (1)
Fairground Rides (4)

Cable Hauled Tramways

Ballochney Railway (3)
Birmingham (2)
Bolton & Leigh Railway (2)
Canterbury and Whitstable(1)
Dundee and Newtyle Rwy (3)
Edinburgh Trams (5)
Edinburgh Leith and Newhaven (2)
Euston (1)
Glasgow Tube (2)
Glasgow (1)
Great Orme (2)
Highgate Hill (1)
Lambton Railway (1)
Liverpool Lime St (2)
London and Blackwall (2)
London Brixton (2)
Manchester - Oldham (2)
Matlock Trams (1)
Southport Pier (1)
Swansea (1)
Tower Subway (2)
Tanfield Railway (7)
Upper Douglas (IOM) (1)


Mine Inclines

Scotland and the North
Ballachulish (2)
Beck Hole (1)
Boltslaw Incline (1)*
Bowes (7)
Brittania Quarry (1)
Brusselton (7)
Conniston Copper Mine (1)
Corrins Hill (2)
Etherley (4)*
Far Ings Tileries (2)
Fordell Incline (1)*
Greenhow Mine (1)
Honister Slate Mine (5)
Ingleby (3)
Kieper Wood Incline (1)*
Kinlochleven (1)
New Cumnock Waggonway (3)
Nab Gill Mine (1)
Peak Forest Tramway (2)
Plashettes Incline (1)*
Seaham (1)
Skye (2)
Stanhope and Tyne Railway (16)
Storr Brickworks (1)*
WHitehaven/Corcickle Brake (2)

Clee Hill Inclines (2)
Cromford and High Peak Railway (9)
Edge Hill (1)
Gedling Colliery (1)
Lilleshall Mine (1)*
Pelton (1)
Swannington (1)
Worcestershire Quarries (5)

Bedford Pits / Brickworks (3)
Blue Lagoon, Arlesey (1)
Carmears Incline (1)
Gonamena Incline (1)
Hayle Railway (4)
Hoo Meavy (1)
Lee Moor tramway (2)
Morwhellham Quay (3)
Langham Hill Mine (1)
Moorewood Colliery Tramway (1)
Offham Chalk Pit (2)
Portland (2)
Purfleet Chalk (1)*
Totternhoe Quarries (1)
Twyford (1)
West Somerset mineral line railway (1)
Vobster (1)
Wheel Martyn (1)

North Wales
Aberllefenni Inclines (3)
Bryn Eglwys (3)
Croesor Tramway (5)
Cwmystwyth Lead Mine (1)*
Dinorwig/Vivian (10)
Glyndyfrdwy Incline (1)
Glyn Valley Tramway Incline (1)
Hafna Mine (1)
Minllyn Slate Mine (1)*
Oakeley Mine (6)
Padarn Railway (2)
Penmaen Mawr (10)
Rhiwbach and Graig ddu (9)
Rhos (3)
Rhosydd (3)
Trevor lime kilns (1)
Wrysgan/Moelwyn (5)

South Wales
Bedwellty Pits (1)
Burry Port (2)
Britton Ferry (1)
Hills Tramroad (3)
Hopewell Colliery (1)
Redbrook (1)
Ruarden Hill (1)*
Saundersfoot (1)
South Wales Mineral Line (1)
TVR (3)*

Canal / Dock Inclines

Anderton Incline (1)*
Blackhill (1)
Bude Canal (7)
Calstock harbour (1)
Chard Canal (4)
Ducart Canal (3)
Foxton (1)
Grand Western Canal (1)*
Kidwelly and Llanelly (3)
Mersey Docks (1)
Newquay harbour (1)
Rathlin (1)
Rolle Canal (1)
Shropshire Canal (6)
Steep Holm (1)
Tom Pudding (1)
Walton Tramway (3)
Worsley (1)


Cog and Misc Railways
Jolly Sailor (1)
Snowdon Mt (1)
Southend Escalator (1)
Cunningham camp Escalator (2)

Boat Lifts
Anderton Lift (1)
Barrow Hill Lift (1)
Falkirk Wheel (1)
Great Western Canal Lifts (7)*
Tardebigge Lift (1)

Vertical Lifts
Broadstairs Lift (1)
Brighton Lift (1)
Calstock Lift (1)
Cliftonville Lift (1)
Ramsgate Lift (2)
Shanklin Lift (1)
Southend Lift (1)
Whitby Lift (1)

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And Crown Protectorates within the British Isles

And Cable Hauled Tramways

There are many funicular railways, which are commonly known as cliff railways, this website has detailed descriptions about the ones that I know about in the UK and the Isle of Man. Thanks to all those who have helped me with my research and let me use their pictures and info. I am starting to put inclines on my website and I would welcome any other UK submissions.

Machynlleth Funicular

There are currently plans for two new funiculars, one in Launceston which is the resurection of the North Cliff lift removed from Scarborough, the other is a new development in Dudley Zoo. There are plans for the restoration of the Clifton Rocks Railway in Bristol and restoration has already started on the second Leas lift in Folkestone.

The newest funicular is the small funicular at National Railway Museum opened 2000.

The only cable hauled tramway is the Great Orme Tramway although there are some remnents of other sytems still preserved.

Great Orme Tramway

Both Mine and Canal Inclines

An Incline is a prepared slope on which rails are laid to enable early tramroads and railways to negotiate a steep gradient which materials were hauled by rope. There have been many inclines in the UK manly associated with mining operations.

Restored Dinorwig Incline

There are only three working inclines the restored Dinorwig incline, the incline at the Bowes Railway and the incline at Twyford Waterworks. There are also some reconstructed parts of an incline at Morwhellham Quay, Cornwall.

Canal lift restoration projects are underway the Hay incline Ironbridge, the Foxton Incline near Leicester, although currently there are no working inclines.

Foxton Incline to be restored

Not Funiculars but interesting lifts of any type, from Canal lifts like the famous Anderton Lift to the Whitby vertical lift, a lift has being constructed in Southend and one is proposed for Cromer.

Falkirk Wheel

Also included are the Jolly Sailor and Snowdon cog railways

Snowdon Railway

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