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

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Since the accident, the funicular has been out of action but after an inspection it was thought it would be back up and running today.
Watson said NTSB officials are using what they learn from the incident to develop national standards for funicular systems, which are found around the country at places like golf courses, ski resorts, museums and homes.
The MMRDA in May 2016 revived the plan of having a funicular railway track after proposing it back in 2010.
One of the schemes where they found problems was the Cairngorm funicular railway.
The ride draws on the funicular principle, where the weight of a descending load pulls an empty carriage uphill, via a cable linking the two.
Britain's last cable-powered, funicular tram system similar to that in San Francisco and the Elevador da Bica in Lisbon.
The Citta Alta is a walled medieval city on a hilltop and it is linked to the lower and more modern Citta Bassa by road and by a funicular train.
An 80-year-old woman whose husband died when two cars collided on the Angels Flight funicular railway remained hospitalized Saturday at Los Angeles County/USC Medical Center, officials said.
The TCL covers four metro lines, five tram lines and two funicular railways.
It is dominated by the Hohensalzburg palace which can be reached by funicular railway Salzburg was the birthplace of 18th-century composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
The current owners of Bridgnorth Cliff Railway have reached the end of the line and city estate agent Knight Frank is asking for offers in excess of pounds 700,000 for the working business, which is the last remaining inland funicular railway in England.
Leo Allison, 40, was on Saltburn's funicular with his wife, daughter and friends when it slammed into the cabin at the top.
We want to create a unique enchanting journey underground through canal, through underground funicular railway, through limestone caverns the size of cathedrals, hewn by Black Country workers to feed the furnaces of early industry, before surfacing at the top of a hill with exposed fossil beds and amazing views over our beautiful region.
Compare this to Cairngorm where skiers just get in the way of bus parties going up the new funicular to buy a scone and a postcard at the summit.
The aerial railway - a funicular - would take visitors to Harlech from almost sea level to the top of the town,alongside its historic castle.