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.

Contents

Africa[edit]

 South Africa[edit]

Flying Dutchman Funicular

Asia[edit]

East Asia[edit]

 China[edit]

Chongqing
Jiangxi
 Hong Kong[edit]
Peak Tram in Hong Kong

 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

 South Korea[edit]

South Asia[edit]

 India[edit]

Southeast Asia[edit]

 Malaysia[edit]

Penang Hill Railway.

 Thailand[edit]

 Vietnam[edit]

West Asia[edit]

 Azerbaijan[edit]

 Georgia[edit]

 Israel[edit]

Carmelit underground funicular

 Lebanon[edit]

 Turkey[edit]

Europe[edit]

 Austria[edit]

Hungerburgbahn crossing the river Inn, about 1907
Kreuzeckbahn

 Belgium[edit]

 Bosnia and Herzegovina[edit]

 Bulgaria[edit]

 Croatia[edit]

 Czech Republic[edit]

 Finland[edit]

 France[edit]

 Germany[edit]

 Greece[edit]

 Hungary[edit]

 Italy[edit]

 Lithuania[edit]

 Luxembourg[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.)

 Berne[edit]

 Fribourg[edit]

 Glarus[edit]

 Graubünden[edit]

 Lucerne[edit]

 Neuchâtel[edit]

 Nidwalden[edit]

 Schwyz[edit]

 St. Gallen[edit]

 Ticino[edit]

 Uri[edit]

 Valais[edit]

 Vaud[edit]

 Zug[edit]

 Zürich[edit]

 Ukraine[edit]

 United Kingdom[edit]

 England[edit]

 Scotland[edit]

 Wales[edit]

 Isle of Man[edit]

North America[edit]

 Canada[edit]

View from the Old Quebec Funicular

 Alberta[edit]

 Ontario[edit]

 Quebec[edit]

 Mexico[edit]

Funicular of Guanajuato

 Guanajuato[edit]

 Nuevo León[edit]

 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[edit]

 Arkansas[edit]

 California[edit]

  • Dana Point, Strand Beach Funicular (2009-)
  • Fairfax (1913-1929)[57]
  • Feather River Canyon, Bucks Creek Powerhouse, single car incline used for inspection of water system, now abandoned. Rails still visible on canyon walls.
  • Industry, Pacific Palms Resort, Industry Hills Golf Club funicular (opened 1979; currently closed for maintenance)
  • Los Angeles
    • Angels Flight (opened 1901, closed 1969, moved and re-opened 1996, closed 2001, re-opened 2010, closed 2013, re-opened in 2017)
    • 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'.[58]
  • San Francisco, The "Las Casitas Tram", a private funicular used to serve an apartment complex on Bay Street.[59]
  • Santa Catalina Island, Island Mountain Railway (1904-1918; 1921-1923)
  • Valencia, Six Flags Magic Mountain Orient Express, (original name: Funicular)

 Colorado[edit]

[60]

 Iowa[edit]

 Michigan[edit]

 Minnesota[edit]

 Missouri[edit]

 New Jersey[edit]

 New York[edit]

 North Carolina[edit]

 Ohio[edit]

 Pennsylvania[edit]

 Puerto Rico[edit]

 Tennessee[edit]

 Utah[edit]

 Virginia[edit]

 Wisconsin[edit]

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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