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Top Station, Clifton Rocks Railway | by firstnameunknown
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Top Station, Clifton Rocks Railway

Constructed with great difficulty within the cliffs of the Avon Gorge in order to reduce its visual impact on the picturesque surroundings, Clifton Rocks - a water powered 'funicular' railway - opened on 11 March, 1893 and operated for 40 years against diminishing trade. Its closure in 1934 did not mark the end of its useful life as it became a secret transmission base for the BBC during WWII. It has been derelict and disused since the BBC moved out after the war.

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Taken on May 30, 2011