TQ8209 : West Hill Lift Entrance

taken 7 years ago, near to Hastings, East Sussex, Great Britain

West Hill Lift Entrance
West Hill Lift Entrance, taken 7 years ago
Opened in 1891. It was originally powered by water, then oil 1924-1971, and electricity since 1971. The track length is 152m.

The West hill lift is a Victorian funicular cliff railway, which opened in 1891. Unlike the East Hill lift, the majority of the lift goes up through a 363ft (152m) tunnel The track length is 152m at an incline of 1in3. The entrance is just off the Western end of George Street.

It was originally powered by water, then oil 1924-1971, and electricity since 1971.

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2010
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Date Taken
Saturday, 26 June, 2010   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 27 June, 2010
Geographical Context
Railways 
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Railway 
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Railways > Funicular railway   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 821 094 [100m precision]
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 822 093
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