SW 515 297
A freight railway, contained in a tunnel to bring goods up to the House.
This funicular runs alomst entirly in a tunnel under St Michaels Mount cornwall. The line starts at the quay and then passes through the tunnel under garden (cut and cover type) and eventually into the bedrock under the the buildings to the top of the hill. The railway is used to carry goods up and down to the house. The lift is not used for passengers. In 2006 I was allowed to see this railway which is not generally open to the public. I would like to thank David Ladner for his time taken showing me around.
|Date Opened||?/8/1912||Length||200 m|
|Gradient||1:1.9*||Track Gauge||1372 mm|
|Number of Cars||1||Open to Public||No|
|Funicular Type||Track layout|
|Power Source||1912 - mid 1920s |
Mid 1920's -
* - Variable (max gradient reported)