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Cliff Railway at Bridgnorth

A train driver is needed for Britain's only inland cliff railway. It's a feat of Victorian engineering at Bridgnorth in Shropshire.

Non-Fiction 1972 5 mins

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Four pence for a return ticket on one of the steepest and shortest railway lines in Britain. The funicular railway at Bridgnorth was opened in 1892 using a water and gravity system before being converted to electricity during the Second World War. This 1972 news report gives Sue Jay a chance to try out for the vacant position of operator on the train that takes tourists and locals between High Town and Low Town in this scenic resort.