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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- Thompson, J.
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