VERA helps railway celebrate 135 years

Volk’s Electric Railway reached 135 years of age on Saturday 4th August 2018.  After postponing celebrations until after the Brighton Pride event on the same day, VERA hosted a small event on Saturday 11th August to not only mark the rejuvenated railway’s birthday but also to acknowledge the contribution made by VERA volunteers to keep the…

RAILWAY STAFF LOOK FORWARD TO NEW SHED

The recently-announced Heritage Lottery Fund award for the construction of a new storage and maintenance shed means that the railway’s dedicated staff can finally look forward to better working conditions.  Stuart Strong, Manager of Volk’s Electric Railway since 1993 said “The shed has been supported by scaffolding for over half of the 21 years I have been…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY VOLK’S RAILWAY – 130 YEARS!

Sunday, 4th August 2013, marked the 130th birthday of Volk’s Electric Railway, another milestone for the world’s oldest operating electric railway. To celebrate the occasion, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at 12 noon, the exact time at which Magnus Volk set off in his little electric railway car along 400 metres of narrow-gauge track laid…