Daddy Long Legs, electric submarine railway, 1897, Brighton

“Daddy Long Legs”, electric submarine railroad, 1897, Brighton

November 30, 2017

Someone Wolf (Magnus Volk) invented and brought to life a completely insane at first glance thing - the railway, the rails of which were under water, the stations were piers, and between them there was a single car - it is an electric locomotive, like a ship, with seven meters "legs ".

Sleepers - reinforced concrete, buried in rocky soil, 4 legs on each leg, two legs - leading, with 25 – hp General Electric motors, powered from a contact network (the photo shows trolleybus “horns”), another two legs - with brakes, the speed depended on the water level, and if it was high, the building moved more slowly than on foot. By the way, on board Daddy Lond Legs took up to 150 people, and the entire length of the railway - as much as 4.5 kilometers.

The enterprise lasted a week, until the first storm, which threw in a sea tram, but the city of Wolf was stubborn, and soon restored movement.For several years, the vehicle was popular, there are a lot of pictures, postcards from Brighton, and, of course, a wiki – page where you can get into all this.

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  • Daddy Long Legs, electric submarine railway, 1897, Brighton

    Daddy Long Legs, electric submarine railway, 1897, Brighton

    Daddy Long Legs, electric submarine railway, 1897, Brighton

    Daddy Long Legs, electric submarine railway, 1897, Brighton

    Daddy Long Legs, electric submarine railway, 1897, Brighton

    Daddy Long Legs, electric submarine railway, 1897, Brighton

    Daddy Long Legs, electric submarine railway, 1897, Brighton

    Daddy Long Legs, electric submarine railway, 1897, Brighton

    Daddy Long Legs, electric submarine railway, 1897, Brighton

    Daddy Long Legs, electric submarine railway, 1897, Brighton

    Daddy Long Legs, electric submarine railway, 1897, Brighton

    Daddy Long Legs, electric submarine railway, 1897, Brighton

    Daddy Long Legs, electric submarine railway, 1897, Brighton

    Daddy Long Legs, electric submarine railway, 1897, Brighton

    Daddy Long Legs, electric submarine railway, 1897, Brighton

    Daddy Long Legs, electric submarine railway, 1897, Brighton

    Daddy Long Legs, electric submarine railway, 1897, Brighton

    Daddy Long Legs, electric submarine railway, 1897, Brighton

    Daddy Long Legs, electric submarine railway, 1897, Brighton

    Daddy Long Legs, electric submarine railway, 1897, Brighton

    Daddy Long Legs, electric submarine railway, 1897, Brighton

    Daddy Long Legs, electric submarine railway, 1897, Brighton