TQ9497 : Trackmobile

taken 12 years ago, near to Stoneyhills, Essex, Great Britain

A natty little railcar built in 1965, resides at TQ9498 : Mangapps Railway Museum near Burnham on Crouch.
There is a chance that if “Novelty”, built by John Ericsson and John Braithwaite had won the Rainhill trials in 1829 the rail network might have developed more like modern roads with small cars like this one rather than than the overgrown colliery haulage system which grew out of Stephenson’s ideas. However in those days freight was the real money spinner so small rail cars were only ever used for maintenance work. You can see two London Underground Trains in the background
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Date Taken
Saturday, 20 May, 2006   (more nearby)
Saturday, 20 May, 2006
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 9436 9798 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:38.8209N 0:48.4732E
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