List of funicular railways

This is a list of funicular railways, organised by place within country and continent. The funiculars range from short urban lines to significant multi-section mountain railways.

A funicular railway is distinguished from the similar incline elevator in that it has two vehicles that counterbalance one another rather than independently operated cars.

Africa

 South Africa

Americas

 Argentina

 Brazil

 Canada

 Alberta

  • Edmonton:
    • Edmonton Incline Railway (1908–1913)[3]
    • River Valley Funicular, opened Dec. 9, 2017[4]
    • Edmonton Convention Centre, a diagonal elevator to access the lower conference halls from Jasper Avenue.

 Ontario

 Quebec

 Chile

  • Santiago
    • Cerro San Cristóbal (opened 1925)
    • Cerro Santa Lucía (opened 1902, closed 1910)
    • Cerro 18 (opened 2016)
  • Valparaíso[5] (see also: Funicular railways of Valparaíso)
    • Arrayán (opened 1905, closed 1964)
    • Artillería (opened 1893)
    • Barón (opened 1906)
    • Bellavista (opened 1897, closed 1955)
    • Concepción (opened 1883)
    • Cordillera (opened 1887)
    • El Hogar (opened 1912, closed 1955)
    • El Peral (opened 1902)
    • Esmeralda (opened 1905, closed 1962)
    • Espíritu Santo (opened 1911)
    • Florida (opened 1906)
    • Hospital Carlos van Buren (opened 1929)
    • La Cruz (opened 1908, closed 1992)
    • Larrain (opened 1906)
    • Las Monjas (opened 1912)
    • Lecheros (opened 1906)
    • Mariposas (opened 1904)
    • Pantéon (opened 1900, closed 1952)
    • Perdices (opened 1932, closed 1962)
    • Placeres (opened 1913, closed 1971)
    • Ramaditas (opened 1914, closed 1955)
    • Reina Victoria (opened 1902)
    • San Agustin (opened 1913)
    • Sant Domingo (opened 1910, closed 1965)
    • Villaseca (opened 1907)
  • Viña del Mar
    • Villanelo (opened 1983)

 Colombia

 Mexico

 Guanajuato

 Nuevo León

 Puerto Rico

 United States

 Alaska

 Arkansas

 California

  • Dana Point, Strand Beach Funicular (2009–)
  • Fairfax (1913–1929)[9]
  • Feather River Canyon, Bucks Creek Powerhouse, single car incline used for inspection of water system, now abandoned. Rails still visible on canyon walls.
  • Industry, Pacific Palms Resort, Industry Hills Golf Club funicular (opened 1979; currently closed for maintenance)
  • Los Angeles
    • Angels Flight (opened 1901, closed 1969, moved and re-opened 1996, closed 2001, re-opened 2010, closed 2013, re-opened in 2017)
    • Court Flight (closed),(operated from 1904–1943 damaged by fire; razed 1944), now site of Court of Flags.
    • Mt. Washington Railway (1909–1919), Operated in the Highland Park/Mt. Washington neighborhood of L.A., ticket office and powerhouse still exist.
    • Playa del Rey (1901–1909) Two cars ran in a counterbalance configuration from a Los Angeles Pacific Railway stop at the base of the Westchester cliffs to a hotel at the top of the bluff. Legend has it that the two cars were named 'Alphonse' and 'Gaston'.[10]
  • San Francisco, The "Las Casitas Tram", a private funicular used to serve an apartment complex on Bay Street.[11]
  • Santa Catalina Island, Island Mountain Railway (1904–1918; 1921–1923)
  • Valencia, Six Flags Magic Mountain Orient Express, (original name: Funicular)

 Colorado

[12]

 Florida

 Iowa

 Michigan

 Minnesota

 Missouri

 New Jersey

 New York

 North Carolina

 Ohio

 Pennsylvania

 Tennessee

 Utah

  • Park City, St. Regis Deer Crest Resort (opened 2008; still operational)

 Virginia

 Wisconsin

Asia

East Asia

 China

Anhui
Chongqing
  • Yuzhong, Wanglongmen funicular (1945–1993)[20]
  • Yuzhong, Caiyuanba funicular (1953–1996)[21]
Jiangxi

 Hong Kong

 Japan

 South Korea

South Asia

 India

Southeast Asia

 Indonesia

  • Bali
    • Ayana Resort and Spa Funicular
    • Ubud Hanging Gardens

 Malaysia

 Philippines

 Thailand

 Vietnam

West Asia

 Azerbaijan

 Georgia

 Israel

 Lebanon

 Turkey

The country of Turkey is in both Europe and Asia. The border between the two continents is the Bosphorus Strait. All the funicular railways in Turkey are on the European side of the Bosphorus Strait so they are listed under Europe.

Europe

 Austria

 Belgium

  • Spa, Funiculaire de Spa

 Bosnia and Herzegovina

 Bulgaria

  • Veliko Tarnovo, Trapezitsa fortress (opened 2014)
  • Belchin, Tsari Mali Grad fortress (opened 2013)

 Croatia

 Czech Republic

  • Prague:
    • Petřín funicular (since 1891)
    • Letná funicular (1891–1916, officially abolished in 1922, in 1926–1935 served as the first Prague escalator)
    • NH Hotel Prague funicular (since 1996)
  • Karlovy Vary (Carlsbad):
    • Diana Funicular (opened 1912)[31]
    • Imperial Funicular (subway; opened 1907)[32]
    • Slovenská-Imperial Funicular (1912–1959)[32]
    • Tři kříže Funicular (Dreikreuzberg, unfinished, the construction process began 1913 and was interrupted 1914 with World War I, now the intention is actual again)

 Finland

 France

 Georgia

 Germany

 Greece

 Hungary

 Italy

 Lithuania

 Luxembourg

 Malta

 Norway

 Poland

 Portugal

 Russia

 Romania

 Slovakia

 Slovenia

 Spain

 Sweden

  Switzerland

(See also article List of funiculars in Switzerland, which tabulates Swiss funiculars in a sortable form.)

 Berne

 Fribourg

 Glarus

 Graubünden

 Lucerne

 Neuchâtel

 Nidwalden

 Schwyz

 St. Gallen

 Ticino

 Uri

 Valais

 Vaud

 Zug

 Zürich

 Turkey

(Turkey straddles the border between Europe and Asia, which passes along the Bosphorus Strait. All the funicular railways below are on the European side of the Bosphorus Strait so are listed here.)

 Ukraine

 United Kingdom

 England

 Scotland

 Wales

 Isle of Man

Oceania

 Australia

 New Zealand

See also

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