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Date: 02/14/21 06:24
Article about historic incline railways
Author: thehighwayman

The City Of Hamilton, Ontario, is at the western end of Lake Ontario.
The city is split by the Niagara Escarpment, which posed a natural barrier to easy transport between the upper and lower parts of the city.
The local newspaper, the Hamilton Spectator, has been posting a series of articles to celebrate the city's 175 anniversary.
Today's article is about the incline railways that served the city for many years until the early 1930s.
https://www.thespec.com/life/local-history/spec175/2021/02/13/things-were-looking-up-and-down.html

 

Will MacKenzie
Dundas, ON



Date: 02/17/21 17:42
Re: Article about historic incline railways
Author: Juniata

Thanks for posting this link!
I was not aware that Hamilton had inclines but, I guess I shouldn’t be surprised. Hamilton shared many things with my old hometown of Pittsburgh including steel mills, Polish food and geography. Pittsburgh used inclines (heck; still does!) to get to the top of Mt. Washington so it only makes sense Hamilton used them to reach the top of the escarpment.

CW

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Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 02/17/21 17:43 by Juniata.



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