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200-year-old wooden railroad found in England


Wooden rails dating back 200 years have been found along the banks of the River Tyne in England.

Richard said: “The wooden waggonway uncovered by the excavation is the direct ancestor of the modern standard gauge railway.”

Newcastle historian Les Turnbull, whose book on waggonways, entitled Railways Before George Stephenson, was published earlier this year, said: “Nothing of this nature has been found before in terms of complexity.”

He said the discovery was of greater importance than any Roman find.

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Story: Tony Henderson, The Journal | Photo: The Journal

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