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Volk's Electric Railway: A Visitor's Guide
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Volk's Electric Railway: A Visitor's Guide

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Welcome to Volk’s Electric Railway – the oldest electric railway in the world. In its over one hundred year history this magnificent Victorian creation – the brainchild of the great engineer and innovator Magnus Volk – has given pleasure and enjoyment to visitors and locals alike.

Our guide travels the line with you highlighting views and points of interest whilst telling the fascinating story of the great Mr. Volk and his wonderful little railway – the pride of Brighton.

Volk's Electric Railway is a narrow gauge heritage railway that runs along a length of the seafront of the English seaside resort of Brighton. It was built by Magnus Volk, the first section being completed in August 1883, and is the oldest operating electric railway in the world. Although it was preceded by Werner von Siemens’s 1879 demonstration line in Berlin and by the Gross-LichterfeldeTramway of 1881, neither line is still operational.

Softback, 64 pages, around 80 photos

ISBN: 9780957589858

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