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…

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…