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Inclined Tramway, Saltburn-By-The-Sea

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Marine Parade, Salburn-by-the-Sea, Tees Valley, TS12 1DP.

1883 New owners demolished the existing cliff hoist by John Anderson, which was considered dangerous; they commissioned Sir Richard Tangye's company, who had equipped two earlier vertically inclined water-powered funicular railways in Scarborough, to build a replacement. George Croydon Marks at Tangyes was in charge of the design of the hydraulic machinery. The funicular had a height of 120 feet (37 m) and a track length of 207 feet (63 m), creating a 71% incline.

1884 The Saltburn Cliff Railway may be the oldest water-balanced cliff lift of its type still in operation.

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