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  1. incline, inclined railway, inclined plane, or cliff railway, is a type of self-contained cable railway in which a cable attached to a pair of tram-like vehicles on rails moves them up and down a very steep slope, the ascending and descending vehicles

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    created by user picturefactobot on December 26, 2008
  2. The word is from the Latin funiculus, a diminutive of funis, "rope"

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  3. consists of a pair of railway cars that alternately ascend and descend an inclined right-of-way, attached to a common cable

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  4. The basic principle of funicular operation is that two cars are attached to each other by a cable, which runs through a pulley at the top of the incline

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  5. The earliest such railways were water-driven, allowing barge traffic of canals to ascend and descend steep hills

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