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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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The controversial funicular, which takes only minutes to reach the summit, was opposed by conservation groups worried over damage to the environment and fears that too many people would be walking around at the top, causing further erosion.
There are real concerns that fixing the funicular could undermine the financial viability of the north's enterprise company.
The funicular was affected, even though brightened a little.
For a while, because que sera was Italian, curlicues and funicular became Italian words, too, and naturally Cora and her father were also Italian.
One of the schemes where they found problems was the Cairngorm funicular railway.
The seaside capital of San Sebastian has wonderful beaches, restaurants, funicular railway up the mountain to a theme park and great nightlife.
The C38 - the only route to Cairngorm Mountain Centre and the funicular railway - was closed for six hours as cops probed the cause of the crash.
One group of British skiers was only minutes away from the funicular railway to the Kitzsteinhorn mountain, near Kaprun, when the fatal blaze began, it emerged today.
There are good views from atop the San Cristobal Hill, which is accessible by funicular railway, (Metro Tobalaba), cable car (called the Teleferico), bicycle or car.
These upper level spaces are linked to a ground floor foyer by a promenade staircase and a funicular lift.
Arriving by train, as I did, you find yourself at the top of the town but a funicular railway descends from the station to a point about half-way down towards the lake.
Fresh doubt surrounds the future of a top Highland visitor attraction after Scotland's public spending watchdog warned "tough decisions" on repairs to Cairngorm's crisis-hit funicular are likely to be needed soon.
The funicular from Marina Grande to Capri Town is a fantastic way to get between the busiest areas of Capri for just [euro]1.80 each way.