Saltburn Cliff Railway

NGR NZ666217

The Saltburn tramway as it is known replaced a vertical lift which was closed on safety grounds in 1883. The railway opened a year later and provided transport between the pier and the town. The railway is water balanced and from 1924 the water pump was electrically operated. The first major maintenance was carried out in 1998 with the main winding wheel being replaced and a new braking system installed.

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Upper Station Down the Line Carriages

Lower Station Carriage Lower Station

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The Stats
Date Opened 28/6/1884Length 63 m
Gradient 1:1.33Track Gauge 1884-1921 1143mm
1921- 1435 mm
Number of Cars 2Open to Public Yes
Funicular Type Modern lower station powerTrack layout Twin Track
Power Source Water BalancedWater Balance
Powered Originally Gas
Currently (1924-)Electric
Railway Status In Use