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The Railways of the Channel Islands
« on: July 10, 2020, 03:45:35 AM »
Part 1 - Alderney

There was a short industrial railway on Alderney which has since become a tourist attraction on the island carrying passengers in two 1959 London underground carriages.

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2020/07/06/the-channel-islands-part-1-alderney

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The 1973 Railway World Annual carried a one page article about the short railway on Alderney which was owned by the Department of the Environment and which served a quarry.

The Alderney Railway opened in 1847 and ran for about 2 miles (3.2 km), mostly following a coastal route, from Braye Road to Mannez Quarry and Lighthouse. Wikipedia notes that: "The railway was built by the British Government in the 1840s and opened in 1847." It was built as standard-gauge track.

On 8th August 1854, the Queen Victoria and Prince Albert rode on the railway in a horse drawn tender.

 

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