Monday, 16 February 2015

Bell Rock Railway

The Bell Rock Lighthouse is the world's oldest sea-washed lighthouse and was built between 1807 -10 some eleven miles east of the Firth of Tay. Its construction on what was also termed Inchcape Rock was supervised by Robert Stevenson and many ingenious ideas were developed on the innovative project.

Ways were needed to ensure the efficient transporting of materials during the periods of the day when lower tides allowed work to take place. The Bell Rock Railway was built and Professor Roland Paxton gives a detailed account of this engineering feat.

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