I have shown you the Leas Lift in England. We have seen the Balmain tram with a counterweight to brake and assist it up the steep hill from Balmain wharf. We have seen how the NSW train used to zig zag to get up the steep Blue Mountains. I think I have a theme happening here, that is getting metal wheeled public transport vehicles up and down steep hills. I have another of these to show you yet.
These are old photos from Cincinnati, Ohio. (Hi Daisy) Cincinnati sounds interesting, with a lot of 19th century Italianate buildings still adorning the streets. There were five of these inclinators, the first opened in 1878 and the last closed in 1948. What a shame one could not have been kept, just for fun.
Shorpy historical photos from the Detroit Publishing Company. Location: Bellevue. You can see the huge original photo here. It is a ripper.
Wagner and Wright. Location: Fairview. This photo shows how the inclinator brings the tram down to be level with the tracks on the road.
Detroit Publishing Company from Northern Kentucky University Historical Atlas of Cincinnati. Location: Mount Adams