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Quebec - Funiculaire du Vieux-Québec inc.

Quebec City, QE - Built by William Griffith, the first funicular went into aporation on November 17, 1879. The cabins scaled up and down the escarpment by means of a counter weight water process and steam power. In 1907, Alexander Cummings converted the funicular to electrical power.

On July 2, 1945, a massive fire destroyed the structure. Reconstructed in 1946, the new funicular was equipped with metal shelters. In 1978, major renovations were undertaken and glass cabins offered a panoramic view.

In 1998, the funicular was entirely revamped with modern technology. In 2004, the funicular celebrated 125 years of services. A book was published and the event was commemorated with a statue. This is the only funicular of its kind in America.


Site URL: http://www.funiculaire-quebec.com/
Date resource added: 16-Dec-2016
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