The Brighton Daddy Longlegs Railway
March 4, 2005 9:36 AM   Subscribe

The Brighton Daddy Longlegs Railway ran offshore along the beach at Brighton, UK, at the turn of the 20th century. Designed by Magnus Volk, it ran on 24 feet high stilts, over the sea, and required a trained sea captain to operate it. For a few years, it was quite the tourist attraction. The rest of Volk's Electric Railway is still in operation.
posted by carter (3 comments total)
At the right beach, that thing could be the lazy surfer's best friend.
posted by saladin at 11:24 AM on March 4, 2005

Ah, I've always wondered what that strange little railway was doing along the beach there. Cool link.
posted by sebas at 11:30 AM on March 4, 2005

posted by srboisvert at 4:10 PM on March 4, 2005

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