Great Orme Railway, Lower Terminus

Dewi Williams


Comments/corrections to: Dewi Williams

The driving positions on each car were open to the weather. These two photos show the upper driving position of a car on the lower section, parked at the lower terminus. There were two large brass handwheels, one of which controlled the brake. There was also a speedometer, protected by heavy metal mesh.

According to the notes I made at the time, there is a water tank (the large black tank visible in b044?) which is filled at the lower terminus, and is used to lubricate the rail-wheel contact on the upwards journey.

The upper driving position seen from right side.

[Driving position] b044

The next photo shows the upper end of a car parked at the lower terminus of the bottom funicular, seen from left side.

[Driving position] b045

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