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Volks Electric Railway on Brighton seafront wins mechanical engineering award

The Argus: Volks Electric Railway on Brighton seafront wins mechanical engineering award Volks Electric Railway on Brighton seafront wins mechanical engineering award

Organisers behind a historic electric railway charged their glasses after receiving an award.

Brighton’s Volks Electric Railway was amply honoured this weekend with a coveted Institution of Mechanical Engineers’ Engineering Heritage Award.

The Argus:

The seafront railway, which opened in 1883, joins a list of winners which include the Vulcan Bomber, the SS Great Britain and the Second World War code breaking Bombe machine at Bletchley Park.

Ian Gledhill, chairman of the Volks Electric Railway Association, received the plaque from John Wood, chairman of the Engineering Heritage committee, at a special ceremony at Volk’s Tavern in Madeira Drive, Brighton.

The award kicks off a celebratory month in the life of the railway which celebrates 130 years in operation during the first weekend of August.

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1:44pm Mon 15 Jul 13

btnman says...

Well done Volk's Railway.
Well done Volk's Railway. btnman
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3:52pm Mon 15 Jul 13

Dealing with idiots says...

I am sure the city would have received many more awards if the Volks had been extended to the marina and towards Shoreham. However that would have required some common business sense, a skill singularly lacking in the Green 'administration'.
Instead we get a tower called Kitcats Folly that will end up costing millions especially when the compay building it goes bancrupt.
Still basking in the memory of Ian Davy ripping off his green rosette at the count for the Hanover by election. Priceless.
I am sure the city would have received many more awards if the Volks had been extended to the marina and towards Shoreham. However that would have required some common business sense, a skill singularly lacking in the Green 'administration'. Instead we get a tower called Kitcats Folly that will end up costing millions especially when the compay building it goes bancrupt. Still basking in the memory of Ian Davy ripping off his green rosette at the count for the Hanover by election. Priceless. Dealing with idiots
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