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  Brian Moseley, Plymouth
Webpage created: September 23, 2019
Webpage updated: September 23, 2019

        

RAILWAYS IN OLD PLYMOUTH  /  EDDYSTONE LIGHTS

EDDYSTONE TRAMWAY

Mr John Smeaton was employed to reconstruct the Eddystone Lighthouse after Mr John Rudyerd's wooden one had been destroyed by fire in 1755. 

A timber rail road or tramway was constructed at West Hoe Quarry in 1756 to help with the cartage of stone blocks using four-wheel trucks.