World's oldest wooden railway, used to transport coal on horse-drawn carriages more than 200 years ago, is unveiled following a three-year restoration project



The oldest complete section of wooden railway in the world has gone on display to the public for the first time following a three-year restoration project.
The rare 18th century waggonway, which was used by horse-drawn carts to transport coal without getting stuck in mud, was unearthed in 2013 and has been undergoing preservation treatment since. 
Known as the Willington Waggonway, the railway was discovered underneath the former Neptune Shipyard in Newcastle during an archaeological dig.
Archaeologists quickly realised that the discovery was of international significance as it was the most... read more

 
28 July 2017 in Science &Technology, Views: 44
Source: Daily Mail
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