The Blackcountry Man

By brickmaker

Bridgnorth Cliff Railway...

Construction started in 1891 and completed and opened the following year, also know as the Bridgnorth Funicular Railway.
Originally the railway was powered by a simple system using water and gravity. Water was pumped into a 2,000 gallon tank beneath the top car until its weight, a maximum of 11.5 Tons, overcame that of the lower car. When the car reached the bottom station the tank was emptied and pumped up to a 30,000 gallon tank on the top of the uppe station.
And so it travelled up and down with passengers and Freight. Today it uses an Electric motor and cable winches.

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