Centre for Alternative Technology Railway

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Centre for Alternative Technology Railway.
Another view of the funicular.

The Centre for Alternative Technology Railway is a funicular opened in May 1992[1] and located in the Centre for Alternative Technology, Powys, Wales.[2]

Technical parameters[3][edit]

  • Length: 53 metres (173.9 ft)
  • Height: 30 metres (98.4 ft)
  • Steepness: 57%
  • Carriages weigh: 3.5 tonnes (3.4 long tons; 3.9 short tons) each, plus a maximum of 1.5 tonnes (1.48 long tons; 1.65 short tons) for the water tanks.
  • Cables weigh: 500 kg (1,102 lb)
  • Cars: 2
  • Track gauge: 5 ft 6 in (1,676 mm)
  • Traction: Water ballast
  • Runs per hour: 10-12
  • Average speed: 0.5 m/s (1.6 ft/s)

Coordinates: 52°37′22.9″N 3°50′25.55″W / 52.623028°N 3.8404306°W / 52.623028; -3.8404306

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jones, Mark: Lost Railways Of North Wales, page 105. Countryside Books, 2008
  2. ^ An article from The Guardian newspaper about the Centre
  3. ^ Sustainable Technology Education Project page on the railway

External links[edit]