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Description: Section of Surrey Iron Railway in the Grounds of Wallington Library
Date Listed: 1 March 1974
English Heritage Building ID: 206797
OS Grid Reference: TQ2885463726
OS Grid Coordinates: 528854, 163726
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3580, -0.1508
Section of Surrey
Iron Railway in the
grounds of Wallington
TQ 2863 34/170
Short section comprising iron rails attached to 3 square stone sleepers on south
side of track and iron rails attached to 4 stone sleepers on north side of track.
Short description on notice board nearby: "Opened in 1803, ran from Wandsworth
to West Croydon and had a branch from Mitcham which terminated in this Borough
"It was the first public railway in the world, was horsedrawn, carried only freight
and operated until 1846". Copy of opening announcement also displayed nearby.
Listing NGR: TQ2885463726
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Source: English Heritage
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