Plate Rail

1995/007

Part of cast iron plate rail

SKU: 1995/007 Categories: ,

Description

Part of cast iron plate rail found on the Laigh Milton Viaduct over the River Irvine on the former Kilmarnock & Troon Railway during its refurbishment in 1995. The section is 18 in long being cut to half of its original length.
For description of the railway see Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Civil Engineering, 1998, 126, May, 73-85.

For a general description and images of early cast iron plate railways see https://tringlocalhistory.org.uk/Railway/c03_track.htm.

For an article on the viaduct and its restoration see http://www.engineering-timelines.com/scripts/engineeringItem.asp?id=1243.

For a detailed paper on the viaduct and its restoration see here.

Additional information

Acquisition Number

1996/007

Item Type

Short Description

Plate rail

Manufactured by

Date of Manufacture

c. 1809

Sub-items

None

Supporting Items

None

Makers Number

None

Marks

None

Dimensions (mm)

450 long

Donor

Date Donated

November 1995

Materials

Cast iron

Condition

Good

Display Location