0 Likes

The Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway, Lynton End.
England

The Lynton and Lynmouth cliff railway connects the twin villages of Lynton and Lynmouth. Lynton was built on flat land 600 feet above the fishing village of Lynmouth. Until the cliff railway was built the only way to get between the two villages was a very steep road.

In 1890 the cliff railway designed by George Marks opened enabling tourists who were landing in Lynmouth to easily get to Lynton. Originally it had been proposed that the railway could be powered by a stationary steam engine but by the time it was built it was powered by a far more ingenious and environmentally green method.

The method of power that moves the two carrages up and down the 862 foot long track is water. While the cliff railway itself isn't unique the fact that it is entirly powered by water is. The principal of moving the two carrages up and down the tracks is a simple one, it's all a matter of balance. The two carrages are connected by a cable and when one is up the other is down. All that is finally needed is to make the upper carrage heaver so that it goes down pulling the other carrage up. This is done with water.

Copyright: Robert Bilsland
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 11726x5863
Uploaded: 12/08/2012
Updated: 26/08/2014
Views:

...


Tags: lynton; lynmouth; cliff; railway; george marks; water; powered; track; rail; carrage
comments powered by Disqus

Robert Bilsland
The Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway, Lynmouth End.
Geoff Mather
Lynmouth Cliff Railway Devon England Uk
Geoff Mather
Lynmouth Harbour Arm Devon England Uk
Bernhard Vogl
Lynmouth Harbor
Geoff Mather
Lynmouth Harbour Devon England Uk
Ian Chappel
Hollerday Hill Coast
Littleplanet.nl - Roelof de Vries
The Cliffs of Exmoor National Park
Ian Chappel
Valley of The Rocks
Gabor Radocz
Exmoor National Park - Heritage Coast - Contisbury Hill - Devon
Markus Matern
Watersmeet House
Ian Chappel
Foreland Point Lighthouse
Gabor Radocz
Exmoor National Park, Woody Bay, Lynton, Devon
J-P. Scherrer
Romanian Orthodox Church #1
Asset Imaging Photography
River Rock
dieter kik
Brandenburger Tor Berlin
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Nerik 10-3
Roger Berry
Nahargarh Fort Step Water Tank
Andrea Biffi
Dublin City Hall
Roger Berry
Buffalos Headed Towards the Taj Mahal
Michael Fruehmann
Eibenberg, Ebensee, Salzkammergut
Martin Broomfield
Kampung, Jakarta
Asset Imaging Photography
Hokitika Gorge Bridge
James Battersby
Hard Knott Pass Cumbria
Jann Lipka
Teh Plastic Pals at Gota Kallare 18 Nov 2010 koncert
Robert Bilsland
Buzzards Over a Snowy Malvern
Robert Bilsland
Worcester Floods, Feb 2014, Hylton Road 5
Robert Bilsland
The Barbican Prawn, Plymouth
Robert Bilsland
The Federal Monument of the United States of America, Utah Beach.
Robert Bilsland
The North Chapel, Malvern Priory
Robert Bilsland
Worcester Floods, Feb 2014, New Road Cricket Ground
Robert Bilsland
Worcester Floods, Feb 2014, Hylton Road 4
Robert Bilsland
Worcester Floods, Feb 2014, Hylton Road 3
Robert Bilsland
Memories of a Diving Board, Plymouth
Robert Bilsland
The Tragedy of Exercise Tiger
Robert Bilsland
Portland Bill Lighthouse, Portland Bill
Robert Bilsland
Worcester Floods, Feb 2014, South Parade 3
More About Europe

Europe is generally agreed to be the birthplace of western culture, including such legendary innovations as the democratic nation-state, football and tomato sauce.The word Europe comes from the Greek goddess Europa, who was kidnapped by Zeus and plunked down on the island of Crete. Europa gradually changed from referring to mainland Greece until it extended finally to include Norway and Russia.Don't be confused that Europe is called a continent without looking like an island, the way the other continents do. It's okay. The Ural mountains have steadily been there to divide Europe from Asia for the last 250 million years. Russia technically inhabits "Eurasia".Europe is presently uniting into one political and economic zone with a common currency called the Euro. The European Union originated in 1993 and is now composed of 27 member states. Its headquarters is in Brussels, Belgium.Do not confuse the EU with the Council of Europe, which has 47 member states and dates to 1949. These two bodies share the same flag, national anthem, and mission of integrating Europe. The headquarters of the Council are located in Strasbourg, France, and it is most famous for its European Court of Human Rights. In spite of these two bodies, there is still no single Constitution or set of laws applying to all the countries of Europe. Debate rages over the role of the EU in regards to national sovereignty. As of January 2009, the Lisbon Treaty is the closest thing to a European Constitution, yet it has not been approved by all the EU states. Text by Steve Smith.