Talk:The 1836 Inclines
Time to build?
Would the inclines have been slower/faster/same time to build as the eventual replacement tunnel?
- 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)