The Aberystwyth Cliff Railway (Welsh: Rheilffordd y Graig) is a funicular railway in Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, Wales. Opened in 1896 at 778 feet (237 m) in length, it was the longest funicular railway in the British Isles, since surpassed in length by the Cairngorm Mountain Railway at 1,970m in length with a height difference of 462m.
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... The standard gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) railway climbs 430 feet (130 m) in 778 feet (237 m)—a gradient steeper than 12 (50%) ...
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