Cable Tramway Rail

2018/036

Section of Edinburgh Corporation cable tramway rail (c.1898) removed during excavations at the foot of Leith Street, Edinburgh in 2018

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Description

300 mm section of Edinburgh Corporation cable tramway rail (c.1898) removed during excavations for the new St James Centre at the foot of Leith Street, Edinburgh in 2018.

The weight of the rail is 36.83 kg/ m (~75 lb/yd). This weight of rail was used on Edinburgh’s cable tramway network. (Reference: Colam WN, Edinburgh Northern Cable Tramways. Proceedings, Incorporated Association of Municipal and County Engineers, Volume XVII. — 1890-91. (London, England).)

Additional information

Acquisition Number

2018/036

Item Type

Short Description

Section of Edinburgh Corporation cable tramway rail

Manufactured by

Date of Manufacture

c. 1898

Sub-items

None

Supporting Items

None

Makers Number

None

Marks

None

Dimensions (mm)

Length 300, rail width 86, bottom flange 152 and height 195. Weight 11.05 kg.

Donor

Date Donated

October 2018

Materials

Steel

Condition

Good: some concrete residue attached

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