St. Michael’s Mount, Cornwall

This funicular runs almost entirely in a tunnel under St Michaels Mount to bring goods up to the house.

Tunnel View

  • Opened August 1912
  • Gauge 1372mm
  • Length 200m
  • Max. Gradient 1:1.9
  • Number of cars  1
  • Gas Engine Operation from 1912 until
  • Electric Operation from the mid 1920’s






    The line starts at the quay and then passes through the tunnel under the garden and finally into the bedrock under the the buildings to the top of the hill. The railway is used to carry goods up and down to the house. It is not used for passengers.The above and other relevant photos are available at this private site:-

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