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South Gare Sail Train

So you think that sand yachts are modern! This beautifully quaint contraption took V.I.Ps, Military servicemen and Lighthouse crew out to the Lighthouse and Gun installations at the end of South Gare. Robin Jones in ”Britain’s Bizarre Railways” has details of the South Gare Sail Trolley from the 1895 period. As we discover more details regarding the sail train which come to light we will update this comment. The sail trains apparently operated in other situations. We will be uploading the additional images and information shortly.
Image courtesy of Mike Holliday.

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