The daddy long legs train that ran from Rottingdean to Brighton on the sea bed!

21stJul 09
Daddy long legs train

Daddy long legs train

Those crazy victorians! Brighton has always enjoyed an eccentric reputation, a real holiday atmosphere. This railway by Magnus Volk is just one very good example! You can still see the remenants of concrete footings if you walk out along black rock beach at low tide. This marvelously mad peice of engineering ran on electricity, provided by a telegraph pole that was erected to run alongside the lank railway carriage. Read more about the problems encountered and the eventual downfall here.

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