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Air Itam (also spelt as Ayer Itam) is a suburb of George Town in Penang, Malaysia.
The Allegheny Mountain Range, informally the Alleghenies and also spelled Alleghany and Allegany, is part of the vast Appalachian Mountain Range of the eastern United States and Canada and posed a significant barrier to land travel in less technologically advanced eras.
The Allegheny Portage Railroad was the first railroad constructed through the Allegheny Mountains in central Pennsylvania, United States; it operated from 1834 to 1854 as the first transportation infrastructure through the gaps of the Allegheny that connected the midwest to the eastern seaboard across the barrier range of the Allegheny Front.
Altadena is an unincorporated area and census-designated place in Los Angeles County, California, United States, approximately 14 miles (23 km) from the downtown Los Angeles Civic Center, and directly north of the city of Pasadena, California.
Andrew Smith Hallidie (March 16, 1836 – April 24, 1900) was the promoter of the Clay Street Hill Railroad in San Francisco, USA.
Angels Flight is a landmark narrow gauge funicular railway in the Bunker Hill district of Downtown Los Angeles, California.
Baku (Bakı) is the capital and largest city of Azerbaijan, as well as the largest city on the Caspian Sea and of the Caucasus region, with a population of 2,374,000.
Baku Funicular (Bakı funikulyoru) is a funicular system in Baku, Azerbaijan.
Beacon is a city located in Dutchess County, New York, United States.
Bergen, historically Bjørgvin, is a city and municipality in Hordaland on the west coast of Norway.
Stairway and church of Bom Jesus do Monte Bom Jesus do Monte is a Portuguese sanctuary in Tenões, outside the city of Braga, in northern Portugal.
The Bom Jesus do Monte Funicular (Elevador do Bom Jesus do Monte), is a Portuguese funicular transport in civil parish of Nogueiró e Tenões, in the municipality of Braga, in the district of the same name.
Bournemouth is a large coastal resort town on the south coast of England to the east of the Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage Site, long.
Braga (Bracara) is a city and a municipality in the northwestern Portuguese district of Braga, in the historical and cultural Minho Province.
A brakeman is a rail transport worker whose original job was to assist the braking of a train by applying brakes on individual wagons.
Brienz is a village and municipality on the northern shore of Lake Brienz, at the foot of the Brienzer Rothorn mountain, and in the Bernese Oberland region of Switzerland.
Brownfield land is a term used in urban planning to describe any previously developed land that is not currently in use, whether contaminated or not or, in North America, more specifically to describe land previously used for industrial or commercial purposes with known or suspected pollution including soil contamination due to hazardous waste.
The Budapest Castle Hill Funicular or Budavári Sikló is a funicular railway in the city of Budapest, in Hungary.
Bulnes is one of nine parishes (administrative divisions) in Cabrales, a municipality within the province and autonomous community of Asturias, in northern Spain.
A cable car is any of a variety of cable transportation systems relying on cables to pull vehicles along or lower them at a steady rate.
A cable railway (also known as an incline or inclined plane) is a steeply graded railway that uses a cable, rope or chain wound about a cable winch system (similar to a ski lift mechanism) powered by a stationary engine to haul trains on adversely steep grades.
Canals, or navigations, are human-made channels, or artificial waterways, for water conveyance, or to service water transport vehicles.
An inclined plane is a system used on some canals for raising boats between different water levels.
The canton of Bern (Bern, canton de Berne) is the second largest of the 26 Swiss cantons by both surface area and population.
Carl Roman Abt (16 July 1850 – 1 May 1933Herring, Peter (2000).) was a Swiss mechanical engineer, inventor and entrepreneur.
The Carmelit (כַּרְמְלִית, كرمليت) is an underground funicular railway and the only subway in Haifa, Israel.
The Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) (Canolfan y Dechnoleg Amgen) is an eco-centre in Powys, mid-Wales, dedicated to demonstrating and teaching sustainable development.
The Centre for Alternative Technology Railway is a funicular opened in May 1992Jones, Mark: Lost Railways Of North Wales, page 105.
Chattanooga is a city in the U.S. state of Tennessee, with a population of 177,571 in 2016.
The Chiaia Funicular (Italian: Funicolare Chiaia) is a funicular railway line that forms part of the public transport system for the city of Naples, Italy.
City of Industry, or simply referred to as Industry, is an industrial suburb of Los Angeles in the San Gabriel Valley region of Los Angeles County, California.
County Tyrone is one of the six historic counties of Northern Ireland.
The Delaware River is a major river on the Atlantic coast of the United States.
Devon, also known as Devonshire, which was formerly its common and official name, is a county of England, reaching from the Bristol Channel in the north to the English Channel in the south.
The Dnieper River, known in Russian as: Dnepr, and in Ukrainian as Dnipro is one of the major rivers of Europe, rising near Smolensk, Russia and flowing through Russia, Belarus and Ukraine to the Black Sea.
The Dresden Funicular Railway (Standseilbahn Dresden) is a funicular in Dresden, Germany connecting the districts of Loschwitz, near the "Blue Wonder" bridge, and Weisser Hirsch.
Dukart's Canal was built to provide transport for coal from the Drumglass Collieries to the Coalisland Canal in County Tyrone, Ulster, Ireland.
Duquesne Heights is a neighborhood in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania's south city area.
The Duquesne Incline is an inclined plane railroad located near Pittsburgh's South Side neighborhood and scaling Mt. Washington in Pennsylvania, United States.
Echo Mountain is a mountain promontory of the San Gabriel Mountains, in the Angeles National Forest above Altadena, in Los Angeles County, California.
The Falls Incline Railway, originally known as the Horseshoe Falls Incline is a funicular railway in the city of Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.
The Fisherman's Walk Cliff Railway, or Southbourne Cliff Railway, is a funicular railway located in Southbourne, a seaside suburb of the English seaside resort of Bournemouth.
A flange is an external or internal ridge, or rim (lip), for strength, as the flange of an iron beam such as an I-beam or a T-beam; or for attachment to another object, as the flange on the end of a pipe, steam cylinder, etc., or on the lens mount of a camera; or for a flange of a rail car or tram wheel.
The Fløibanen is a funicular railway in the Norwegian city of Bergen.
Fribourg (Fribôrg or Friboua) or Freiburg (German, or Freiburg im Üechtland, Swiss German pronunciation:; Friborgo or Friburgo; Friburg) is the capital of the Swiss canton of Fribourg and the district La Sarine.
Valparaíso in Chile, due to the number of hills above the plan has had up to 26 working funicular railways - most are now inactive, as of 2013 eight are still in active use.
The Funiculars of Lyon (Funiculaires de Lyon) is a network of funicular railways in Lyon, France.
"Funiculì, Funiculà" is a famous Neapolitan song composed in 1880 by Luigi Denza to lyrics by Peppino Turco.
Gatlinburg is a mountain resort city in Sevier County, Tennessee, United States.
George Town, the capital city of the Malaysian state of Penang, is located at the northeastern tip of Penang Island.
The Giessbachbahn (GbB) is a historic funicular in the Swiss canton of Berne and municipality of Brienz.
The grade (also called slope, incline, gradient, mainfall, pitch or rise) of a physical feature, landform or constructed line refers to the tangent of the angle of that surface to the horizontal.
A gravity railroad (American English) or gravity railway (British English) is a railroad on a slope that allow cars carrying minerals or passengers to coast down the slope by the force of gravity alone.
The Great Orme or Great Orme's Head (Y Gogarth or Pen y Gogarth) is a prominent limestone headland on the north coast of Wales, next to the town of Llandudno.
The Great Orme Tramway (Tramffordd y Gogarth) is a cable-hauled gauge tramway in Llandudno in north Wales.
GreenWood Forest Park (Welsh: Gelli Gyffwrdd), formerly The GreenWood Centre, is a theme park at Y Felinheli in Gwynedd, Wales.
The Gubałówka Hill Funicular is located in Zakopane, Poland and ascends the Gubałówka mountain.
Guinness World Records, known from its inception in 1955 until 2000 as The Guinness Book of Records and in previous United States editions as The Guinness Book of World Records, is a reference book published annually, listing world records both of human achievements and the extremes of the natural world.
Gwynedd is a county in Wales, sharing borders with Powys, Conwy, Anglesey over the Menai Strait, and Ceredigion over the River Dyfi.
Haifa (חֵיפָה; حيفا) is the third-largest city in Israel – after Jerusalem and Tel Aviv– with a population of in.
Henry Edwards Huntington (February 27, 1850 – May 23, 1927) was an American railroad magnate and collector of art and rare books.
Hydropower or water power (from ύδωρ, "water") is power derived from the energy of falling water or fast running water, which may be harnessed for useful purposes.
An inclined elevator or inclined lift is a form of a cable railway system for steep gradient.
The Johnstown Inclined Plane is a funicular in Johnstown, Cambria County in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.
Johnstown is a city in Cambria County, Pennsylvania, United States, west-southwest of Altoona and east of Pittsburgh.
The Kander is a river in Switzerland.
Scenic World Blue Mountains is a private, family owned tourist attraction located in Katoomba in the Blue Mountains, New South Wales, Australia, about 100 kilometres west of Sydney.
Kiev or Kyiv (Kyiv; Kiyev; Kyjev) is the capital and largest city of Ukraine, located in the north central part of the country on the Dnieper.
The Kiev Funicular (Київський фунікулер) serves the city of Kiev, connecting the historic Uppertown, and the lower commercial neighborhood of Podil through the steep Volodymyrska Hill overseeing the Dnieper River.
Latin (Latin: lingua latīna) is a classical language belonging to the Italic branch of the Indo-European languages.
Legoland Windsor Resort, also known as Legoland Windsor, is a child-orientated theme park and resort in Windsor, Berkshire in England, themed around the Lego toy system.
This is a list of funicular railways, organised by place within country and continent.
Llandudno is a seaside resort, town and community in Conwy County Borough, Wales, located on the Creuddyn peninsula, which protrudes into the Irish Sea.
A lock is a device used for raising and lowering boats, ships and other watercraft between stretches of water of different levels on river and canal waterways.
Lookout Mountain is a mountain ridge located at the northwest corner of the U.S. state of Georgia, the northeast corner of Alabama, and along the Tennessee state line in Chattanooga.
The Lookout Mountain Incline Railway is a inclined plane railway leading to the top of Lookout Mountain from the historic St. Elmo neighborhood of Chattanooga, Tennessee.
The Los Angeles flood of 1938 was one of the largest floods in the history of Los Angeles, Orange, and Riverside Counties in southern California.
Lugano is a city in southern Switzerland in the Italian-speaking canton of Ticino bordering Italy.
Lugano railway station (Stazione di Lugano) is the main railway station of the city of Lugano, in the Swiss canton of Ticino.
Luigi Denza (24 February 1846 in Castellammare di Stabia – 27 January 1922 in London) was an Italian composer.
The Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway is a water-powered funicular railway joining the twin towns of Lynton and Lynmouth on the rugged coast of North Devon.
The Main Line of Public Works was a package of legislation supporting a vision passed in 1826 — a collection of various long proposed canal and road projects that became a canal system (1824 proposals and studies) and later added railroads (amendments in 1828) designed to cross the breadth of Pennsylvania (mainly, southern) with the visionary goal of providing the best commercial means of transportation between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.
Martyrs' Lane, Alley of Martyrs or Şəhidlər Xiyabanı (transliterated to Shehidler Khiyabani), formerly The Kirov Park, is a cemetery and memorial in Baku, Azerbaijan dedicated to those killed by the Soviet Army during Black January and later to those killed in Nagorno-Karabakh War.
Miniature golf, also known as minigolf, crazy golf, or putt-putt, is an offshoot of the sport of golf focusing solely on the putting aspect of its parent game.
The Monongahela Incline is a funicular located near the Smithfield Street Bridge in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
The Monongahela River — often referred to locally as the Mon — is a U.S. Geological Survey.
The Montesanto Funicular (Italian: Funicolare di Montesanto), is a funicular railway line that forms part of the public transport system for the city of Naples, Italy.
The Montmartre Funicular (Funiculaire de Montmartre) is serving the Montmartre neighbourhood of Paris, France, in the 18th arrondissement.
| The Morris Canal (1829–1924) was a 107-mile (172-km) common carrier coal canal across northern New Jersey in the United States that connected the two industrial canals at Easton, Pennsylvania, across the Delaware River from its western terminus at Phillipsburg, New Jersey, to New York Harbor and the New York City markets via its eastern terminals in Newark and on the Hudson River Jersey City, New Jersey.
The narrow gauge Mount Beacon Incline Railway was a popular tourist attraction in Beacon, New York, United States, and the neighboring Town of Fishkill.
Mount Lowe is a mountain on the southern fold of the San Gabriel Mountains.
The Mount Lowe Railway was the third in a series of scenic mountain railroads in America created as a tourist attraction on Echo Mountain and Mount Lowe, north of Los Angeles, California.
Mount Vesuvius (Monte Vesuvio; Vesuvio; Mons Vesuvius; also Vesevus or Vesaevus in some Roman sources) is a somma-stratovolcano located on the Gulf of Naples in Campania, Italy, about east of Naples and a short distance from the shore.
Mount Washington is a neighborhood in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania's south city area.
A mountain railway is a railway that operates in a mountainous region.
Naples (Napoli, Napule or; Neapolis; lit) is the regional capital of Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan.
Neftchiler Avenue (Neftçilər Prospekti) is an arterial road in Baku, Azerbaijan.
The Nerobergbahn is a funicular railway in the city of Wiesbaden, Germany.
New Jersey is a state in the Mid-Atlantic region of the Northeastern United States.
Niagara Falls is the collective name for three waterfalls that straddle the international border between the Canadian province of Ontario and the American state of New York.
The Niesen Funicular is a funicular railway in the canton of Bern, Switzerland.
A or was a covert agent or mercenary in feudal Japan.
The Old Quebec Funicular (Funiculaire du Vieux-Québec) is a funicular railway in the Old Quebec neighbourhood of the city of Quebec in Canada.
The Otis Elevator Company is an American company that develops, manufactures and markets elevators, escalators, moving walkways and related equipment.
The Pacific Electric, nicknamed the Red Cars, was a privately owned mass transit system in Southern California consisting of electrically powered streetcars, interurban cars, and buses and was the largest electric railway system in the world in the 1920s.
Paris is the capital and most populous city of France, with an area of and a population of 2,206,488.
The Passaic River is a mature surface river, approximately 80 mi (129 km) long, in northern New Jersey in the United States.
The Peak Tram is a funicular railway in Hong Kong, which carries both tourists and residents to the upper levels of Hong Kong Island.
Penang Hill is a hill resort comprising a group of peaks on Penang Island, Malaysia.
The Penang Hill Railway is a one section funicular railway which climbs the Penang Hill from Air Itam, near George Town on the island of Penang in Malaysia.
Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania German: Pennsylvaani or Pennsilfaani), officially the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is a state located in the northeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States.
Giuseppe “Peppino” Turco (7 March 1846 – 14 October 1903) was an Italian songwriter.
Pittsburgh is a city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the United States, and is the county seat of Allegheny County.
Podil (Поділ, Подол, Padół) is a historic neighborhood in Kiev, the capital of Ukraine.
The Polanco Lift is a passenger elevator located in Valparaíso, Chile.
Portugal, officially the Portuguese Republic (República Portuguesa),In recognized minority languages of Portugal: Portugal is the oldest state in the Iberian Peninsula and one of the oldest in Europe, its territory having been continuously settled, invaded and fought over since prehistoric times.
A pulley is a wheel on an axle or shaft that is designed to support movement and change of direction of a taut cable or belt, or transfer of power between the shaft and cable or belt.
A rack railway (also rack-and-pinion railway, cog railway, or cogwheel railway) is a steep grade railway with a toothed rack rail, usually between the running rails.
The San Bernardino Mountains are a high and rugged mountain range in Southern California in the United States.
The San Francisco cable car system is the world's last manually operated cable car system.
Six Flags, officially Six Flags Entertainment Corporation, is an amusement park corporation based in the United States, with properties in the US, Canada, and Mexico.
Six Flags Magic Mountain is a theme park located in the Santa Clarita, California neighborhood of Valencia, 35 miles northwest of Downtown Los Angeles.
A is a small automated monorail, or a fusion between monorail, people mover, and rack railway.
Southern California (colloquially known as SoCal) is a geographic and cultural region that generally comprises California's southernmost counties.
Station Square is a indoor and outdoor shopping and entertainment complex located in the South Shore neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States across the Monongahela River from the Golden Triangle of downtown Pittsburgh.
A steam engine is a heat engine that performs mechanical work using steam as its working fluid.
A steep grade railway is a railway that ascends and descends a slope that has a steep grade.
The Stoosbahn is a funicular railway in the canton of Schwyz.
Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a sovereign state in Europe.
The Tünel (Tunnel) (Official Designation: F2) is a historical underground funicular line in Istanbul, Turkey, located at the northern shore of the Golden Horn.
A turbine (from the Latin turbo, a vortex, related to the Greek τύρβη, tyrbē, meaning "turbulence") is a rotary mechanical device that extracts energy from a fluid flow and converts it into useful work.
Several types of volcanic eruptions—during which lava, tephra (ash, lapilli, volcanic bombs and volcanic blocks), and assorted gases are expelled from a volcanic vent or fissure—have been distinguished by volcanologists.
Ukraine (Ukrayina), sometimes called the Ukraine, is a sovereign state in Eastern Europe, bordered by Russia to the east and northeast; Belarus to the northwest; Poland, Hungary, and Slovakia to the west; Romania and Moldova to the southwest; and the Black Sea and Sea of Azov to the south and southeast, respectively.
Valencia is a neighborhood in Santa Clarita located within Los Angeles County, California.
Valparaíso is a major city, seaport, and educational center in the commune of Valparaíso, Chile.
A volcano is a rupture in the crust of a planetary-mass object, such as Earth, that allows hot lava, volcanic ash, and gases to escape from a magma chamber below the surface.
Wales (Cymru) is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and the island of Great Britain.
Wellington (Te Whanganui-a-Tara) is the capital city and second most populous urban area of New Zealand, with residents.
The Wellington Cable Car is a funicular railway in Wellington, New Zealand, between Lambton Quay, the main shopping street, and Kelburn, a suburb in the hills overlooking the central city, rising over a length of.
Wiesbaden is a city in central western Germany and the capital of the federal state of Hesse.
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