TR2235 : The Leas Lift

taken 4 years ago, near to Folkestone, Kent, Great Britain

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The Leas Lift
The Leas Lift
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Leas Cliff Funicular Railway
Opened in 1885. There were originally two pairs of lines running adjacent to each other, the second of which was added in 1890 and closed in 1966. Until 2009, the other pair were still running and cost 90p for an adult one way ticket. The track length is 50m, and the system is powered by water.

On 30th June 2009, the railway was closed by the council who did not wish to pay the costs of 90,000 to maintain the subsidised line. Since the closure of the Rotuna funfair, there is little for visitors to travel down to the bottom for.

In May 2010 the two cars were removed for restoration and the railway reopened.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 12 April, 2014   (more nearby)
Saturday, 13 September, 2014
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 2274 3567 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:4.6261N 1:10.7072E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 2272 3562
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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