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Whether the topic is popcorn or particle physics, you can count on BrainStuff to explore -- and explain -- the everyday science in the world around us.

What is a funicular railway?

June 7th, 2010

Episode 643 of 1132 episodes

A funicular railway combines the technology of an elevator and a train. Find out how these fascinating railways work -- and how old they are -- in this episode.

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