Plate Rail

1997/008

Cast iron plate rail (c.1806) found beside the Caledonian Canal

SKU: 1997/008 Categories: ,

Description

Cast iron plate rail (c.1806) found beside the Caledonian Canal and probably formed part of a temporary railway used to transport spoil and materials during its construction. This item was found (c.1980) in a field adjacent to the canal near Moy by Professor Roland Paxton.

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

Additional information

Acquisition Number

1997/008

Item Type

Short Description

Plate rail

Manufactured by

Date of Manufacture

c. 1806

Sub-items

None

Supporting Items

None

Makers Number

None

Marks

None

Dimensions (mm)

918 (L) x 103 x 130

Donor

Date Donated

December 1977

Materials

Cast iron

Condition

Good

Display Location