For more see the Alderney Railway website.
The Alderney Railway was constructed in the 1840s by the British Government to haul Stone from the Eastern end of the Island to build a Breakwater and Victorian Forts.
It opened in 1847 and is one of the oldest railways running in the British Isles.
The first ever official passengers were Queen Victoria and Prince Albert on the 8th of August 1854, their train was Horse drawn.
It carried on hauling quarry trains until the out break of World War 2.
After World War 2 the Line was re-laid, but did not open to the public until the mid 1970s.
Monday, March 08, 2010
The Alderney Railway
Old Steamers alerts us to the existence of a railway on Alderney: