TQ2574 : Relics of the Surrey Iron Railway, built into the wall of the Ram Brewery, Wandsworth

taken 11 years ago, near to Wandsworth, Great Britain

Relics of the Surrey Iron Railway, built into the wall of the Ram Brewery, Wandsworth
Relics of the Surrey Iron Railway, built into the wall of the Ram Brewery, Wandsworth
The plaque reads as follows:

'The Surrey Iron Railway was the first public railway in England, probably in the world. The railway ran along this road on its route from Croydon to the mouth of the River Wandle, a distance of nearly nine miles. Goods wagons were pulled by horses along a track of cast iron plates laid on stone sleepers, some of which are set in the wall below. The gauge was 4'2".

It opened in 1803, following the passing of the Surrey Iron Railway Act in 1801, and closed in 1846, the victim of the success of newer railways, powered by steam.

Wandsworth Society 1994'

The plaque and sleepers are to be found on the west side of York Road, not far from its junction with Armoury Way.
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Saturday, 8 January, 2011   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 8 January, 2011
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Commemorative plaque   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 257 748 [100m precision]
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