cable railway


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Synonyms for cable railway

a railway up the side of a mountain pulled by a moving cable and having counterbalancing ascending and descending cars

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North Wales has a rich and vibrant history, and nowhere is that more apparent than at Llechwedd Slate Caverns, where visitors can take a trip back in time 170 years and 500ft below ground to see how Europe's steepest mining cable railway operates.
The Metro Alpin, Europe's highest cable railway, goes all the way to Mittelallalin and the highest revolving restaurant in the world at 11,500ft.
100 YEARS AGO: W A Colley, a conductor on the cable railway, who fell from his car on Friday night and sustained a fracture of the skull and other injuries, died yesterday in the General Hospital.
It feels like you're time-travelling back 170 years as you go 500ft underground to see how Europe's steepest mining cable railway operates.
Descend down Europe's steepest mining cable railway into the total darkness that was the grim and dusty workplace of thousands of men and boys.
As far as the capital investments are concerned, the expenditure for which has been cut by 18 percent, the double-deckers for Skopje's public transport, the cable railway at Mt.
It should be remembered that this cable railway is one of only three surviving examples of its kind in the world, and is therefore of interest to engineers, urban planners and social historians, as well as those in the field of transportation.
The resort is enclosed by the headlands of the Great Orme and Little Orme and, weather permitting, visitors can take in the view from the Great Orme by cable railway or cabin lift.
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Go back in time 170 years at Llechwedd Slate Caverns, where you can experience for yourself what it was like to work in Europe's deepest mining cable railway.
Until this trip, of course, when I made that rarest of ventures north of Brecon on the A470 and crouched in Wales' smallest house, climbed its highest mountain, sank a pint in its oldest pub, slept in its hotel of the year and descended its steepest mining cable railway (okay, a little bit niche that last one).
The journey to Mittelallalin, at 3,500 metres, involves a trip on the highest cable railway in the world.
Tourists are even taken by cable railway to the site of the totally fictitious incident which is marked by a star.