RailPictures.Net Photo: n/a Penang Hill Tramway Funicular at Penang, Malaysia by Graham Williams
 
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Penang Hill Tramway (more..)
Funicular (more..)
Penang Hill (more..)
Penang, Malaysia (more..)
September 03, 2009
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Graham Williams (more..)
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An amazing ride climbing through the undergrowth on Penang Hill in a cable railway car on my 2009 trip to Malaysia. Construction of this railway took place between 1906 to 1923 and it was opened to the public on October 21, 1923. The current cars date from 1977. The line closed in February this year for a rebuild. At the moment it is in two sections, the lower is 907 metres and the upper is 1313 metres. The upgraded system will run directly from the bottom top to the top in one long section. The work is scheduled to be completed by the end of September 2010, but most people regard that date with considerable scepticism. The views from the top of the hill are spectacular and watching the monkeys get up to mischief is a delight.
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