A length of broad gauge from the Great Western Railway

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A length of broad gauge from the Great Western Railway

This length of the type of broad gauge rail used on the Great Western railway in the 19th century was recovered during clearance of old railway buildings at Central Station yard, in Exeter, in 2003. The rail is made of cast iron, pierced with holes which would allow it to be secured to the sleeper below. The point was added when it served as a girder in a later building.

Acknowledgments: RAM Museum