Rail

1997/016

Length of a cast iron plate rail, incomplete and damaged

SKU: 1997/016 Category:

Description

Length of a cast iron plate rail used on the Kilmarnock & Troon Railway. Incomplete and damaged.

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.

Additional information

Acquisition Number

1997/016

Item Type

Short Description

Plate rail

Manufactured by

Date of Manufacture

c. 1810

Sub-items

None

Supporting Items

None

Makers Number

None

Marks

None

Dimensions (mm)

700 (L) x 100 x 90

Donor

Date Donated

December 1977

Materials

Cast iron

Condition

Poor (rust damage and broken)

Display Location