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Mercury Wells
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« on: July 28, 2017, 07:37:08 pm »

THE oldest complete section of wooden railway in the world has gone on display

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THE oldest complete section of wooden railway in the world has gone on display to the public for the first time since it was discovered.

The rare 18th century waggonway, which was used by horse-drawn carts to transport coal, was unearthed in 2013 and has been undergoing preservation treatment since.

The fascinating timbers are now being exhibited at the Stephenson Railway Museum, in Wallsend, for the first time as part of the national Festival of Archeology - which is celebrated between 15-30 of July. (c) The Northern Echo 2017
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« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2017, 01:13:00 pm »

Good read - another indicator as to why 4' 81/2" became 'standard' gauge!
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