Volks Electric Railway - Ian Gledhill
Magnus Volk and His Amazing Railways
The story of an electrical pioneer and the amazing railways he built, particularly Volk’s Electric Railway which still runs along Brighton seafront. When Magnus Volk opened his little railway in 1883 he can hardly have guessed that it would still be operating 136 years later. This early line is now recognised as the oldest working electric railway in the world. This talk tells the story of the line, the man who built it, and its amazing (though short-lived) companion the Daddy Long Legs, an extraordinary electric railway that actually ran in the sea.
19:30 to 21:45 Recommended donation of £3 includes interval refreshments
County Hall, West Street, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 1RQ
Wed 27 May 2020