1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Funicular

Discussion in 'Route Suggestions & Proposals' started by RJ266, Aug 26, 2019.

Tags:
  1. RJ266

    RJ266 New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2019
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    1
    To add funicular’s into the game would certainly be different but would also be quite fun to operate different funicular’s around the world. It could also include different scenarios ranging from evacs to a routine timetable.
     
  2. JJTimothy

    JJTimothy Active Member

    Joined:
    May 14, 2018
    Messages:
    360
    Likes Received:
    235
    I'm not sure that a funicular would make for much of a route- they tend to be pretty short, the journey is perforce always the same and they're usually controlled by someone in a cabin at one end or other or automatic.

    Not shooting this down though- a funicular railway or rope-worked incline (much used by industry with the Bowes Railway having an example not far from me- must go one day) would add scenic and possibly operational interest to a route that included one if it could be implemented.
     
  3. Random Railfan

    Random Railfan Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2019
    Messages:
    322
    Likes Received:
    437
    I know it isn't a funicular, but maybe the Pikes Peak Cog Railway? It's really steep like a funicular plus it's decently long and uses steam engines sometimes if I'm not mistaken.
     
  4. 749006

    749006 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2016
    Messages:
    959
    Likes Received:
    402
    8.9 miles - you go one way along a single track with loops and then you come back.
     
  5. Random Railfan

    Random Railfan Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2019
    Messages:
    322
    Likes Received:
    437
    Well long for a cog railway imo. I'm pretty sure it takes a decent amount of time to get to the top anyway.
     
  6. Cat

    Cat Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2018
    Messages:
    336
    Likes Received:
    202
    IIRC on a school trip to Switzerland* we traveled on a narrow gauge railway that was cog but only on steeper inclines. If my memory serves, there could be some scope for fun on a funicular railway.

    *I was travelling incognito.
     
  7. jedi247

    jedi247 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2018
    Messages:
    233
    Likes Received:
    252
    Cool. A cog railway in the US or Switzerland could be great.
     

Share This Page