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Cast iron plate rail, early 19th century.

Cast iron plate rail, early 19th century.
2 9 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm


A 3-foot length of cast iron plate rail from the Pen-y-darren Tramway, which opened in 1802, and used horses for transporting loads to and from the local ironworks. The line, near Merthyr Tydfil in Wales, replaced a section of canal which had a lot of locks.

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