Fisherman's Walk Cliff Railway
The Fisherman's Walk Cliff Railway, or Southbourne Cliff Railway, is a funicular railway located in Southbourne, a seaside suburb of the English seaside resort of Bournemouth. The line serves to link the seaside promenade and beach with the cliff top and the town behind.
- Length: 128 feet (39 m)
- Gradient: 1:1.49 (67.11%)
- Cars: 2
- Capacity: 12 passengers per car
- Configuration: Double track
- Gauge: 5 ft 8 in (1,727 mm)
- Traction: Electricity
Opened in 1935 by Bournemouth Corporation, Fisherman's Walk Cliff Railway is the most recent of the town's three lines. Traction was originally provided by a 21 horsepower (16 kW) electric motor, although this was replaced in the 1960s.
The Fisherman's Walk Cliff Railway is one of three such cliff railways in Bournemouth, the other two being the West Cliff Railway and the East Cliff Railway. All three operate between April and October.
Media related to Fisherman's Walk Cliff Railway at Wikimedia Commons
- Article on Bournemouth's Cliff Railways from The Heritage Trail web site
- Article on Bournemouth's Cliff Railways from the Funicular Railways of the UK web site
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