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Incline railroad eight weeks behind schedule

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Incline railroad eight weeks behind schedule

I thought the site looked untouched, they were not even working on it last week--spring is coming--I think, doesn't feel like it.

May 24th opening seems optimistic, IMO.

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Edited: 26 February 2013, 18:40
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1. Re: Incline railroad eight weeks behind schedule

darn, I was hoping to ride this thing!

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2. Re: Incline railroad eight weeks behind schedule

Is this the railway by embassy suites? So now what we have to roll down the hill? Lol

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3. Re: Incline railroad eight weeks behind schedule

They're doing a temporary zip line instead. ;-)

The only other way down from that area is Murray St., beside Fallsview Casino. It's about a mile from Embassy Suites to Table Rock, compared to the short incline ride.

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4. Re: Incline railroad eight weeks behind schedule

Was it Robertson st ? It the street ends in a court but there is a walking pathway. Right now the path is chained off but many footprints are in the snow hoping over the chain--including mine, lol

Was slippery yet I was able to go down and get back up the hill. Going back up seemed easier. once the snow is gone no problems but then comes the mud until it dries up.

Edited: 01 March 2013, 21:12
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5. Re: Incline railroad eight weeks behind schedule

stillsmoking... it's Robinson St. There also used to be a wooden stairway and trail just a short walk down from the incline RR on Portage Rd down by a parking pull-over spot. I haven't checked it out in years tho. Probably "prohibited" by now (?). A little farther down is an old road that takes you down behind the greenhouses. I imagine that would still be passable but not really a shortcut.

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6. Re: Incline railroad eight weeks behind schedule

I can't think of any wooden stairways, so it must be gone ?

Sadly I did not discover how great the falls area can be till just a few years back--2006 ? Whenever I thought of Niagara, a place for honeymoons or lovers just pop in my mind. Goes to show why you should check a place out first hand before forming an opinion of it.

Here I went to Vegas, Mexico, Toronto and a few other places. Those are all great tourist spots and maybe can not compare with Niagara yet Niagara is my favorite place. More peaceful, more natural, far away yet just a short bridge away from the USA. Can't wait for spring and bring my bike back up to the falls and really enjoying all it has to offer. Got my seasonal pass to the Butterfly Conservatory as well, can spend the day biking and visiting the center pretty much free of charge.

Edited: 01 March 2013, 22:38
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7. Re: Incline railroad eight weeks behind schedule

If I remember correctly, aren't there stone steps in the garden that is behind the statue of King George VI? Are those the stairs that lead to Robinson Street? Are there stairs all the way up or is some of it just a walking path? I went up that way maybe 30 years ago so my memory isn't clear.

I'm pretty sure those wooden steps on Portage Road are still there. The road by the greenhouses is still there but blocked to vehicle traffic. I suppose you could still walk it though.

Edited: 02 March 2013, 00:09
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8. Re: Incline railroad eight weeks behind schedule

I was really hoping to be able to just walk out of the hotel and jump on the Funicular to get to theTable Rock area. Might have to pay for parking there now, unless I can find a nice way down close to the Marriott that is suitable for a pregnant lady. Any suggestions, or should we just drive?

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9. Re: Incline railroad eight weeks behind schedule

the hill really that steep? there has to be a way to walk down it.

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10. Re: Incline railroad eight weeks behind schedule

Hi Nancy;

Here's a "YouTube" video of the old incline railway. You can see how steep the embankment is, in some places. (at this point, 30 degrees)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JnHOcd4dYE

The further away you go from the Falls, the less the incline, but then your walk becomes much longer.

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