Talk:The 1836 Inclines

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Time to build?[edit]

Would the inclines have been slower/faster/same time to build as the eventual replacement tunnel?

Would the tunnel have already been planned when the incline was built? FarleyBrook (talk) 03:16, 15 August 2015 (UTC)

In how much detail I don't know, but yes, the tunnel was planned. The whole line down to the Cob was planned as a whole, with a continuous gradient for gravity propulsion down while not too taxing on the horses up. I suspect the inclines were faster to build as well as cheaper (or should have been without mishaps), but haven't access to the documents. --IP (talk) 13:43, 15 August 2015 (UTC)

I think it is generally accepted that the inclines as first built did not work and had to be rebuilt, probably at a total cost which exceeded digging the tunnel. Quite why they did not work can hardly be imagined. Heritagejim (talk) 15:27, 15 August 2015 (UTC)

(QNNA) Did any of the tramlines to the quarries in the Festiniog area have incline planes? Would the engineer of the FR have known of their costs?
These sorts of issues are being discussed in Cheap Railways. FarleyBrook (talk) 04:05, 20 August 2015 (UTC)
So no traces in records or terrain? Of cutting costs too much and bumps too little or whatever? --IP (talk) 23:57, 15 August 2015 (UTC)
I agree that these details are probably obscure and unlikely to be documented, Pity! Can't be helped! FarleyBrook (talk) 04:05, 20 August 2015 (UTC)