Flat footed rail with two chairs and two keys, 1840

Flat footed rail with two chairs and two keys, 1840

This piece of rail and the two chairs formed part of the permanent way of the Birmingham and Gloucester Railway, opened in 1840. This was probably the first instance of a flat-footed rail being set in chairs.

In 1865 some of these rails were sold to the Groby Granite Company, by whom these examples were used.


Railway Infrastructure
Object Number:
Stretton, Clement E.

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