Rail

1995/008

Parts (2 No) of a wrought iron edge rail

 

SKU: 1995/008 Categories: ,

Description

Parts (2 No) of a wrought iron edge rail found in the River Irvine immediately downstream of Laigh Milton Viaduct on the former Kilmarnock & Troon Railway during its refurbishment in 1995. A short section of 25 mm length has been cut from the original length.

May possibly have superseded the cast iron plate rails (see item 95/007) used on the railway until about 1846.

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

1995/008

Item Type

Short Description

Edge rail

Manufactured by

Date of Manufacture

c. 1840

Sub-items

None

Supporting Items

None

Makers Number

None

Marks

None

Dimensions (mm)

420 x 105 (longer length).

Donor

Date Donated

November 1995

Materials

Wrought iron

Condition

Good

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