Volk's Electric Railway is a narrow gauge heritage railway that runs along a length of the seafront of the English seaside resort of Brighton. It was built by Magnus Volk, the first section being completed in August 1883, and is the oldest operating electric railway in the world. Although it was preceded by Werner von Siemens's 1879 demonstration line in Berlin and by the Gross-Lichterfelde Tramway of 1881, neither line is still operational.Operated as a historical seafront tourist attraction, the railway does not usually run during the winter months, and its service is also liable to occasional suspension due to severe weather or maintenance issues.HistoryIn 1883 Magnus Volk opened a short, electric railway running for 1/4mi between Swimming Arch and Chain Pier. Electrical power at 50 V DC was supplied to the small car using the two running rails. In 1884 the line was extended a further 1/2mile beyond the Chain Pier to Paston Place, and regauged to. The electrical supply was increased to 160 V DC and the power plant was installed in the arch built into the cliff face at Paston Place. In 1886 an off-set third rail was added to minimise current leakage.
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Our services range from commissioning masts on new boats, rig surveys, complete re-rigs, alighnment inspections to full rig set up and tuning. We service and supply masts, spars, furling systems, standing rigging and running rigging for both cruising and high performance yachts.
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Brighton Marina - Premier Marinas Distance: 0.8 miTourist Information West Jetty, Brighton Marina, East Sussex Brighton, United Kingdom BN2 5UP 01273 819919
Brighton Marina is operated by Premier Marinas with 24 hour access to the open Sea and Sussex Coast, secure berthing, fully equipped boatyard and first class facilities for berth holders.
We have 26 bowling lanes, a grill serving a variety of basket meals, childrens meals, platters and nibbles. A bar serving a variety of drinks with various special offers and promotions. 3 American Pool tables, state of the art Video Arcade machines and Prize Redemption area. We entertain both the young and old. We have rates and promotions for Toddlers, Over 50's, Students, Schools and disability groups. We offer great value Group Packages for Corporate, Team Building Events, Stag and Hen Parties and Birthday Parties. We also hold Children's Birthday Parties every Saturday morning 'The Birthday Bash'.