West Hill Lift :: Shared Description

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 : West Hill Lift Entrance by Oast House Archive
TQ8209 : West Hill Lift: bottom entrance by Stephen Craven
TQ8209 : West Hill Lift by N Chadwick
TQ8209 : West Hill Lift by N Chadwick
TQ8209 : West Hill Lift by N Chadwick
TQ8209 : West Hill Lift by N Chadwick
TQ8209 : West Hill Lift: car arriving at the top by Stephen Craven
TQ8209 : West Hill Lift by N Chadwick
TQ8209 : West Hill Lift Entrance by Oast House Archive
TQ8209 : West Hill Lift: steps at the top by Stephen Craven
TQ8209 : West Hill lift entrance by Oast House Archive
TQ8209 : West Hill Lift Station, Hastings by PAUL FARMER
TQ8209 : West Hill Lift by N Chadwick
TQ8209 : Cafe and toilets on West Hill by Stephen Craven
TQ8209 : West Hill Lift: in the tunnel by Stephen Craven
TQ8209 : Top of West Hill Lift by Oast House Archive


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Created: Mon, 7 Jun 2010, Updated: Mon, 30 Apr 2012

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