Transport Delights

Kyle of Lochalsh Station
The end of the line from Dingwall to Kyle of Lochalsh, one of the world's great railway journeys. Before the opening of the road bridge to Skye there was a link with the ferries to the island.
Snowdon Mountain Railway
Snowdon Mountain Railway
Snowdon Mountain Railway
Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway
This fantastic cliff railway has operated continuously since 1890. It was constructed to provide a link between Lynmouth at the bottom of the cliff and Lynton at the top, principally to service the increasing tourist trade. The top station at Lynton stands 500 feet above the lower station at Lynmouth, which, with the inclination of the slope, provides a rail length of 862 feet.
Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway
The railway is powered entirely by water contained in its tanks and balanced so that the heavier railway car at the top pulls up the other car whilst descending. The water is taken from the West Lyn River and returned to it after use, therefore making the railway an extremely "green" form of transport.
Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway
The Cliff Railway was constructed to link the hilltop village of Lynton and the coastal village of Lynmouth. It was financed by Sir George Newnes, a London publisher, who had a home on Hollerday Hill, overlooking Lynmouth. His company had published the Sherlock Holmes books.
Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway
The Cliff Railway was designed with tourism in mind and serves the same purpose to this day. The alternative was a very tiring cliff-side walk between the two villages.
Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway
Sir George Newnes also promoted the narrow-gauge Lynton and Barnstaple Railway which opened in 1898.
Seaton Tramway
The terminus at Seaton with cars 9 and 10 awaiting departure
Seaton Tramway
Car 17 arriving at the terminus
Seaton Tramway
Colyton at the end of the line
Seaton Tramway
Colyton
Seaton Tramway
Car 2 at Colyton
Seaton Tramway
Car 9 at Colyton
Seaton Tramway
Car 12 from Axmouth
Manx Electric Railway
The Isle of Man provides a fascinating variety of transport modes. A narrow gauge steam railway, an electric tramway, a mountain tramway and even a horse drawn tram provide a series of transport rides to attract both the tourist and the transport enthusiast.
Laxey, Isle of Man
Laxey provides a link between the electric tramway and the Snaefell Mountain Railway
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