Two lengths of rail made of square section wrought iron bar,

Two lengths of rail made of square section wrought iron bar, and two stone sleepers; used at Tindell Fell, 1808.

This rail, one of the earliest forms of wrought-iron rail, was in use on a railway at Tindell (Tindale) Fell in 1808.

The rail was simply a square bar secured to stone blocks by iron spikes, which were driven through the rail into wooden plugs inserted into holes in the stone.

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Category:
Railway Infrastructure
Object Number:
1892-115
credit:
Thompson, J.
status:
Permanent collection

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