two cars have their own names. "Annie"
is the name of the left (north) car, "Martha"
the name of the right (south) car.
"Annie" and "Martha" are the two first
names of Annie Martha Davies who lived in a cottage
at the foot of the Funicular Railway. Her husband was one
of the last workers in the slate quarry. When the Idealists
started the Center for Alternative Technology in 1976 Annie
Martha fully supported their aims, even allowing them to
connect their television to her aerial. She travelled on
the first train on the Funicular Railway, and the carriages
were named in her memory following her death three or four