This one minute video is a very modern funicular, replacing an old one somewhere in Switzerland. Ok, Stoos, if you must know. The video is quite self explanatory. Interesting that each carriage rotates according to the steepness of the ascent or descent.
From the Youtube videos I watched, it looked awfully like a very steep rail line. I was all primed to say that it was not a funicular, but I know to research carefully before opening my gob, well mostly. I then came across this photo, which does rather prove it is a funicular. One goes up as the other goes down, counterweighting each other, meaning less power is needed.
Then someone in the Youtube comments challenged 'the world's steepest funicular', saying the world's steepest funicular is just out of Sydney in Australia. I straight away knew what the person was referring to, as we have travelled on it. I think it was built a century or more ago, to transport coal? equipment? up and down the side of what is pretty well a treeded cliff. It has been reinvented as a very popular tourist attraction in New South Wales' Blue Mountains. It has claimed the steepest incline railway in the world, but so have many others. The inconclusive research was quite an educational experience. Here is a clip of the Blue Mountains incline railway, but it is not a funicular.
I love the thrill of the woman in the clip, and what views near the end of the two minute clip.