An overseas puzzle for you (difficulty low)
  Mal Rowe

The Great Orme Tramway in Wales is a funicular where trams are counter balanced on a cable and hauled up and down by a stationery engine.

... so what's the trolley pole for?

Hint: the answer is visible in the picture.

Mal Rowe - expecting the usual "answer within seconds"

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