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: British Empire & Commonwealth

: Marriott

: 1998/028/2/3

: Peak Tramway, Hong Kong

: 1903

: View of the Peak Tramway, a funicular railway leading to Victoria Peak. The traction cable used to power the cars is visible in the centre of the tracks, with a small footbridge crossing the line in the distance. Original manuscript caption: "No. 5 Hong Kong 1903 The Peak tramway [a portion]. Looking up from lower terminus. The portion above the Bridge is very steep ascent. The traction cable seen on the Rollers - the second longtitudinal line from right of picture. The cable is connected to each of the two cars so that the pull of one car descending helps to pull the other car up - the surplus energy required being supplied by stationary engine at the top terminus. The cars run about every 10 or 15 minutes time 10 minutes from top to bottom. Ascent 1000 feet"

Hong Kong, China

: 1 photograph

: Item

: 1 sepia photograph

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