List of funicular railways

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This is a list of funicular railways, organised by place within country and continent. The funiculars range from short urban lines to significant multi-section mountain railways.

Note that it is sometimes hard to draw a line between a funicular railway and an incline elevator.

Africa[edit]

 South Africa[edit]

Flying Dutchman Funicular

Asia[edit]

 Hong Kong[edit]

Peak Tram in Hong Kong

 India[edit]

 Israel[edit]

Carmelit underground funicular

 Japan[edit]

Car of the Hobashira Cable
Car of the Myoken Cable at the passing loop
Maya Cablecar car
Twin passing loops on the Ikoma Cable line

 Aomori Prefecture

 Fukuoka Prefecture

Hyogo Prefecture

 Ibaraki Prefecture

 Kagawa Prefecture

 Kanagawa Prefecture

 Kyoto Prefecture

 Nara Prefecture

 Oita Prefecture

 Osaka Prefecture

Tokyo Metropolitan Prefecture

 Toyama Prefecture

 Shiga Prefecture

 Shizuoka Prefecture

 Wakayama Prefecture

 Lebanon[edit]

 Malaysia[edit]

Penang Hill Railway.

 People's Republic of China[edit]

Chongqing
Jiangxi

 Thailand[edit]

 Vietnam[edit]

Europe[edit]

 Austria[edit]

Hungerburgbahn crossing the Inn river, about 1907
Kreuzeckbahn

 Azerbaijan[edit]

 Belgium[edit]

 Bosnia and Herzegovina[edit]

 Bulgaria[edit]

 Croatia[edit]

 Czech Republic[edit]

 Finland[edit]

 France[edit]

 Georgia[edit]

 Germany[edit]

 Greece[edit]

 Hungary[edit]

 Isle of Man[edit]

 Italy[edit]

 Lithuania[edit]

 Malta[edit]

 Norway[edit]

 Poland[edit]

 Portugal[edit]

A view of the Bica Funicular as it travels between Rua da Bica de Duarte Belo and Rua de São Paulo

 Russia[edit]

 Romania[edit]

 Slovakia[edit]

 Slovenia[edit]

 Spain[edit]

 Sweden[edit]

  Switzerland[edit]

(See also article List of funiculars in Switzerland, which tabulates Swiss funiculars in a sortable form.)

Canton of Berne

Canton of Fribourg

Canton of Glarus

Canton of Graubünden

Canton of Luzern

Canton of Neuchâtel

Canton of Nidwalden

Canton of Schwyz

Canton of St. Gallen

Canton of Ticino

Canton of Uri

Canton of Valais

Canton of Vaud

Canton of Zug

Canton of Zürich

 Turkey[edit]

 Ukraine[edit]

 United Kingdom[edit]

 England[edit]

 Scotland[edit]

 Wales[edit]

North America[edit]

 Canada[edit]

View from the Old Quebec Funicular

Alberta

Ontario

Quebec

 Mexico[edit]

Funicular of Guanajuato

 United States[edit]

The Fourth Street Elevator in Dubuque, Iowa
The Johnstown Inclined Plane in Johnstown, Pennsylvania
The Monongahela Incline in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
The Industry Hills Golf Club funicular in the City of Industry, California.

Alaska

Arkansas

California

  • Fairfax, California (1913-1929)[citation needed]
  • Los Angeles
    • Angels Flight (opened 1901, closed 1969, moved and re-opened 1996, closed 2001, re-opened 2010, closed 2013)
    • Court Flight (closed),(operated from 1904-1943 damaged by fire; razed 1944), now site of Court of Flags.
    • Mt. Washington Railway (opened 1909, closed 1919), Operated in the Highland Park/Mt. Washington neighborhood of L.A., ticket office and powerhouse still exist.
    • Playa del Rey (1901-1909) Two cars ran in a counter balance configuration from a Los Angeles Pacific Railway stop at the base of the Westchester cliffs to a hotel at the top of the bluff. Legend has it that the two cars were named 'Alphonse' and 'Gaston'.[51]
  • Valencia, Six Flags Magic Mountain Orient Express, (original name: Funicular)
  • Industry, Pacific Palms Resort, Industry Hills Golf Club funicular (opened 1979; currently closed for maintenance)
  • Feather River Canyon, Bucks Creek Powerhouse, single car incline used for inspection of water system, now abandoned. Rails still visible on canyon walls.
  • Dana Point, Strand Beach Funicular (2009-)
  • San Francisco, The "Las Casitas Tram", a private funicular used to serve an apartment complex on Bay Street.[52]
  • Santa Catalina Island Incline Railway, (aka Island Mountain Railway, aka Angel's Flight) (1904-1918), (1921-1923) A single car carried passengers up from the amphitheater in Avalon to the top of the hill overlooking Avalon. A second car ran down the other side of the hill to Pebble Beach, in Lover's Cove.[53]

Colorado[54]

Iowa

Michigan

Minnesota

Missouri

New Jersey

New York

North Carolina

Ohio

Pennsylvania

Puerto Rico

Tennessee

Utah

Virginia

Wisconsin

Oceania[edit]

 Australia[edit]

 New Zealand[edit]

South America[edit]

 Argentina[edit]

 Brazil[edit]

 Chile[edit]

Artillería Elevator on Artillería hill, Valparaíso.
Barón Elevator on Barón hill, Valparaíso, Chile

 Colombia[edit]

See also[edit]

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