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The funicular railway up to the salt mine, Hallstatt.  Notice the trapezoid car.

AUSTRIA | Wednesday, 27 May 2009 | Views [1755] | Comments [3]

The funicular railway up to the salt mine, Hallstatt. Notice the trapezoid car.

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This is really Lookout Mountain! Rock City is next!

  Vicki May 30, 2009 5:59 AM

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A funicular, also known as a funicular railway, incline, inclined railway, inclined plane, or cliff railway, is a type of self-contained cable railway in which a cable attached to a pair of tram-like vehicles on rails moves them up and down a very steep slope, the ascending and descending vehicles counterbalancing each other.

The word is from the Latin funiculus, a diminutive of funis, "rope".

  Stephen the Annoying Jun 5, 2009 3:49 PM

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Oh! Was this a quiz? :P

  Beth Jun 9, 2009 11:38 PM

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