Cliff Railway, Saltburn, Cleveland

Cliff Railway, Saltburn, Cleveland
Photograph taken September 1994 © Crown copyright.NMR ref: BB94/17385

Saltburn Cliff Railway was built in 1884 and was the third such system built in Britain, and the earliest surviving example. The hoist worked by pumping water into the top carriage, which descended when heavy enough, hauling the second carriage up the cliff at the same time.