Saltburn Cliff Lift<br>& Miniature Railway

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My visit was made on a week-end pass from Army training at Cattterick Camp, Yorkshire.
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The cliff railway still operates (see though the pier is a bit truncated.

The miniature railway is still there: see

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Saltburn Miniature Railway: "Elizabeth". It is now privately owned and and is the world's oldest surviving internal-combustion railway locomotive (of any gauge or scale). It is having its centenary in 2009 (information courtesy of Bob Tebb).
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Saltburn Miniature Railway. The loco was originally named BLACOLVESLEY. The photo was taken in 1953, Coronation year, and the loco is in coronation livery of silver/gold with read, white and blue lining (information courtesy of Bob Tebb)
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Saltburn Miniature Railway
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Saltburn cliff railway: view from the bottom
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Saltburn cliff railway: view from the top. Note the pier in the background.
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Saltburn cliff railway: top station
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Saltburn cliff railway. The motive power was water: a car would have its water tanks filled at the top terminus, and the weight of the water would be enough to pull up the other car and its load.
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Saltburn cliff railway: cars about to pass.
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Saltburn cliff railway: the cars passing each other
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Saltburn cliff railway
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Saltburn cliff railway. Intended to be part of stereo pair but people in view moved
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Saltburn cliff railway. Intended to be part of stereo pair but people in view moved
Photo n35_19 on 29/03/1953

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