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Saltburn Cliff Tramway

Saltburn Cliff Tramway

Opening in June 1884 the Saltburn Inclined Tramway replaced the vertical hoist of John Nicholson. possibly the world’s oldest water balanced cliff lift, the main winding wheel was replaced for the first time in 1998. Restored recently complete with stained glass windows it remains a useful way to avoid the climb from either the pier or the beach. We have been advised by Callum Duff: ”The Vertical Hoist at Saltburn was built by the Saltburn Improvement Company’s chief engineer, John Anderson who also built The Alexandra Hotel on Britannia Terrace (now Marine Parade) and was instrumental in the building of Saltburn pier.”
Image courtesy of Joyce Dobson & Keith Bowers, thanks also to Callum for the update..

1 comment to Saltburn Cliff Tramway

  • Callum Duff

    The Vertical Hoist at Saltburn was built by the Saltburn Improvement Company’s chief engineer, John Anderson who also built The Alexandra Hotel on Britannia Terrace (now Marine Parade) and was instrumental in the building of Saltburn pier.

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