'Rough Sea over Electric Railway, Kemptown, Brighton', late 19th century.
© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library
Photograph taken from a postcard showing high seas crashing around the electric railway on the seafront at Brighton, East Sussex. This quarter mile long pioneering electric railway on Brighton seafront was built by Magnus Volk and was opened on 3 August 1883. It was the world's first publicly operated electric railway, and, by January 1884, it had carried over 30,000 passengers.