HERITAGE LOTTERY FUND AWARD SET TO REJUVENATE VOLK’S RAILWAY

After years of waiting for a financial breakthrough, Volk’s Electric Railway has been awarded £1,593,800 by the Heritage Lottery Fund following a successful bid in 2013 by Brighton & Hove City Council.  The award is available in two stages over a period of three years; the first being the ‘project development phase’ lasting one year for…

Volk’s Railway wins prestigious award

Brighton’s Volk’s Electric Railway. The world’s oldest operating electric railway, was presented this week with a prestigious Institution of Mechanical Engineers’ Engineering Heritage Award. The railway, which opened in 1883, will join a list of winners which include the Vulcan Bomber, the SS Great Britain and the WW2 code breaking machine at Bletchley Park. The…