TQ8209 : Top of West Hill Lift

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

Top of West Hill Lift
Top of West Hill Lift
A hopeful icecream van strategically placed outside the lift. Recreation ground to rear.
West Hill Lift
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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TQ8209, 3511 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 26 June, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 3 July, 2010
Geographical Context
Railways 
Primary Subject of Photo
Railway 
Category
Railways > Funicular railway   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 821 095 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:51.4172N 0:35.2067E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 821 095
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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