Saturday, February 28, 2009
Volks Electric Railway - Brighton Photo
Taken from the Volks Website:
" Opened in 1883, Volk's Electric Railway is the 'world's oldest operating electric railway'. The brainchild of inventor Magnus Volk the railway runs for just over a mile along Brighton seafront between Aquarium (for Brighton Pier) and Black Rock (for the Marina). Although operated by Brighton & Hove City Council the railway has a dedicated supporters group, the Volk's Electric Railway Association (VERA) that provides active assistance to the railway's full time staff and a forum for the collection of Volk's artefacts and ephemera."
It usually is closed in the winter months - open in time for Easter. Just another of Brighton's character quirks.
Posted by Dean Harvey