cable tramway


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Synonyms for cable tramway

a conveyance that transports passengers or freight in carriers suspended from cables and supported by a series of towers

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The Great Orme Cable Tramway, thought to be one of just three surviving cable-operated street tramways in the world, is a good old-fashioned way to travel and allows for a more sedate ascent to the summit.
Also on this day: 1660: On his 30th birthdayCharles II entered London to be restored as King of England; 1848: Wisconsin became the 38th state of the union; 1879: Britain enjoyed the first Bank Holiday; 1884: The first steam cable tramway began operating in London; 1914: The Empress of Ireland, a Canadian Pacific liner, was wrecked in the St Lawrence River.
Roberts Park is also home to the Shipley Glen Cable Tramway, the oldest in the UK.
The two cliff railways have an intertwining history, with both among a number of railways and cable tramways designed and engineered by George Croydon Marks.