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« on: November 17, 2013, 09:36:01 AM »

For Folkestone's cliff lifts see:

http://www.warrenpress.net/FolkestoneThenNow/FolkestoneCliffLifts.html

The eastmost lift no longer in operation but one of the carriages has been restored and may be seen at the Elham Valley Railway Museum at Newington.
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« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2014, 20:13:34 PM »

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« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2014, 20:22:45 PM »

Superb. The buildings at the lower level even look like a proper railway station. Is there a tannoy system that announces: 'the 13:52 train from the Upper Station is now arriving at platform 2' ?
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« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2014, 09:43:54 AM »

'Charlie Chaplin', the oldest of the Folkestone carriages, at the Peene railway museum.

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« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2015, 17:52:13 PM »

Folkestone -

I have just realised the lift type shown in my post is different to those in reply #3, it appears (Stepped Cars) ran on the tracks to the right of the lifts.
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« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2015, 21:40:08 PM »

As evidenced in my link.
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« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2015, 21:52:27 PM »

An old postcard showing both types..

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« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2015, 19:36:50 PM »

As evidenced in my link.

Sorry spiggy I did not check your link, would have saved me half an hour. I just tried and I think the link no longer works. I tried to find a replacement but could not. 26.02.2015 Just checked again and it is now working.
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« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2015, 22:53:56 PM »

Some more photos of the Folkestone Lifts which I took a few days ago.  My wife and I took a ride down in a lift - our 'maiden voyage'!

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« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2015, 07:44:05 AM »

Our tickets-to-ride!

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« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2017, 00:29:17 AM »

Unless some kind soul stumps up some cash the East Leas Lifts will go the same way as the lifts at the Metropole West Leas and ones on Sandgate Hill, although those last named packed up in 1922.

I went along the Leas on Wednesday to see if the lifts were working and the only movement was by a bunch of rats scurrying around amongst the rubbish.  What a shame to see them in disuse.
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