Pictures: Classic cars ride the Cliff Railway

PUBLISHED: 10:17 30 January 2018 | UPDATED: 16:33 30 January 2018

Classic cars were ferried up and down the Cliff Railway for an unusual photoshoot. Picture: Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway

Classic cars were ferried up and down the Cliff Railway for an unusual photoshoot. Picture: Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway

Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway

A very special photoshoot saw cargo with a difference carried up and down the Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway

A Morris Minor takes to the air as part of a photoshoot at the Cliff Railway. Picture: Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway A Morris Minor takes to the air as part of a photoshoot at the Cliff Railway. Picture: Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway

Lynton and Lynmouth were treated to an unusual sight yesterday (Monday) as classic cars were ferried up and down on the Cliff Railway.

It was part of a photoshoot by Practical Classics car magazine, inspired by an old photograph of a 1905 car on the platform belonging to railway financier George Newnes.

Cliff Railway director Rob Shaddick said the day had been a success, with all the cars and everyone kept safe.

He added: “The staff really pulled together; there was quite a few hidden logistics that needed to be sorted out.

Classic cars were ferried up and down the Cliff Railway for an unusual photoshoot. Picture: Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway Classic cars were ferried up and down the Cliff Railway for an unusual photoshoot. Picture: Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway

“Also, quite a bit of behind the scenes fabrication of the platform to ensure that the cars were safely strapped on.”

Cars involved included a Morris Minor, Triumph Vitesse, Triumph Herald, MGB GT and MG Midget among others.

The railway shoot was followed by a drive into the Valley of Rocks and along the Woody Bay coast road for more pictures.

Mr Shaddick said: “A long day but very well received and something completely different.”

Classic cars were ferried up and down the Cliff Railway for an unusual photoshoot. Picture: Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway Classic cars were ferried up and down the Cliff Railway for an unusual photoshoot. Picture: Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway

Classic cars were ferried up and down the Cliff Railway for an unusual photoshoot. Picture: Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway Classic cars were ferried up and down the Cliff Railway for an unusual photoshoot. Picture: Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway

Classic cars were ferried up and down the Cliff Railway for an unusual photoshoot. Picture: Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway Classic cars were ferried up and down the Cliff Railway for an unusual photoshoot. Picture: Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway

Classic cars were ferried up and down the Cliff Railway for an unusual photoshoot. Picture: Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway Classic cars were ferried up and down the Cliff Railway for an unusual photoshoot. Picture: Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway

Preparing to lift a classic car on the Cliff Railway at Lynmouth. Picture: Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway Preparing to lift a classic car on the Cliff Railway at Lynmouth. Picture: Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway

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