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In Mont-Dore, the Capucin funicular embodies all the “Belle Epoque” charm. It climbs up to the Salon du Capucin at 1245 meters for an easy access to hiking paths and a landscaped clearing. This small train, built in 1898 and classified as a “historic monument” in France, genuine cable railway, climbs up the side of the valley at a speed of 1 meter per second. It’s the oldest electric funicular in France.
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Data sheet

Station MONT DORE (LE)
Firm number 630001
Category FUN-Funiculaire
Opening year 1896
Last refurbishment year 1896
Main manufacturer FABRICANT INCONNU
Authorized up traffic 240 p/h
Authorized down traffic 240 p/h
Uphill operating speed 1.0 m/s
Downhill operating speed 1.0 m/s
Altitude difference 175.0 m
Lower station elevation 1070 m
Upper station elevation 1245 m
Developed lenght 607.0 m
Horizontal length
Spacing 0.0
Maximum gradient (%) 56 %
Average gradient
Theoretical operating speed 1.0 m/s
Theroretical up traffic 240 p/h
Theoretical down  traffic 240 p/h
Motor cab position DOWNSTREAM
Installation year 1996 (origine 1996)
Function Uphill haul rope
Position Uphill
Manufacturer BRIDON
Ultimate strength (UTS) 67000.0 DecaN
Diameter 33.0 mm
Main engine type
Engine power