Leas Lift, a water and gravity powered funicular railway in Folkestone

Originally installed in 1885, in Folkestone, Kent, the Grade II Listed Leas Lift is a funicular railway which carries passengers between the seafront and the promenade. It is one of the oldest water lifts in the UK.
The lift operates using water and gravity and is controlled from a small cabin at the top of the cliff. It has carried more than 50 million people since it opened, in a process that is especially energy efficient. The lift has a very small carbon footprint, as it emits no pollution and recycles all of the water used to drive the cars.
Here are 4 views of Leas lift, all on Sunday 27 September 2015: Watching a trip from above, another from the beach, a third riding it up the cliff, and finally a quick look at the mechanism inside the top station.

Read more ›

Login to rate this video.

You can place this video on your website by inserting the (X)HTML code below:

Options:
pixels
pixels
Embed code:
<iframe src="https://www.snotr.com/embed/20732" width="400" height="330" frameborder="0"></iframe>

You can email this video to your friends by entering their addresses below:

Your information:
Recipients:

add Add another recipient

Human verification:

People who liked this video also liked

How to Save TONS of Water, to Save the Planet - ElectroBOOM
Russia's first postal drone takes its maiden flight - and crashes straight into a wall.
Three Seconds
Three Seconds
Mobile phones of the future, in the past
This guy's car impressions are insane. Rally Drivers 100% fooled.

Comments

5 comments posted so far. Login to add a comment.

Expand all comments

Picture of Judge-Jake53 achievements

+1 1. Judge-Jake commented 2 years ago

Needs fecking oiling:D Surly after over 135 years of use it is due to have a serious accident sending the down carriage crashing to the bottom from the top killing everyone on board:D
Picture of smi54 achievements

+4 2. smi commented 2 years ago

#1 Sell them WD40 :)
Picture of aneroid40 achievements

+1 3. aneroid commented 2 years ago

A fresh coat of paint will make a big difference!
Picture of thundersnow58 achievements

0 4. thundersnow commented 2 years ago

So charming, want to ride this every day to work. :)
Picture of Marilyn1232 achievements

0 5. Marilyn123 commented 295 days ago

Passing the FAA Private Pilot exam is the first step in completing a journey of lifelong learning that is exciting and never-ending. Getting your private pilots license is an accomplishment that less than 2% of the population obtains. You are in an elite group after earning your private pilot wings.(https://www.certsofficial.com/HP/HPE2-W02-questions.html)