major part of Bristol's Victorian heritage has fallen into disrepair and
disorder, remaining hidden from the people of Bristol, the South West
and further a field.
Clifton Rocks Railway was a major engineering achievement in the 1890s
and operated for 40 years, transporting people from Hotwells Road to
Clifton in passenger cars running in a tunnel in the Avon gorge on
steeply inclined tracks. A special interest group has now been formed to
establish a company limited by guarantee as a charity to raise the
money needed for feasibility studies initially and then whatever the amount required
for the restoration thereafter.
will be a major project to restore and operate the Clifton Rocks Railway
as a sustainable visitor attraction, which is fully
integrated with other visitor attractions, transport systems and the
Victorian heritage in the area. We need the help of local people, local
businesses and others if this amazing Victorian endeavor is to be
brought back to life.