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The Hastings Cliff Railway - 0 Gauge

 

10'00" X 8'00"

You are on the beach at Hastings with the sound of the waves on the shingle behind you.  The miniature railway, shown here with one of its original steam locomotives, has run along the beach since 1947.  Towering above you is the East Cliff and the East Hill Lift (built in 1903) which will take you up from Rock-a-Nore Road to see the magnificent views over Hastings and the sea.  The nearby buildings have character and include wooden net drying towers and the fishermen’s chapel.  The visitors have arrived in a variety of historic cars and coaches.  This model is based on photographs and measurements of the site and original 1903 drawings of the funicular railway kindly provided by Hastings Borough Council.

 

 

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