Following on from Keith supplying the URL of the Midland railway wagon lift
has anyone got any ideas as to how it might have worked?
It looks as though the wagon platform ran on rails and was raised and lowered using chains, but I wonder how the chains were operated. It looks as though the item behind the man on the platform might be a hydraulic ram with a pulley for chain at the top and there appears to be a chain running from that pulley just visible behind the more obvious chain behind the man on the platform.. And one of the central chains seems to be running on to a pulley just to the right of the man in the foreground.
I suspect that the tall wooden building behind the operator's hut might have housed some equipment as well.