Oldest railway - Background

Did you know that the oldest "railway" in the world has been discovered in a mine near Caldbeck and dates back to the 14th Century.

For more information about the oldest "railway" in the world which has been discovered in a mine near Caldbeck and dates back to the 14th Century, see Warrren Allison and Samuel Murphy, 'The German Mines of Caldbeck and the Discovery of and Early Primitive Wagonway', TCWAAS (3rd series), vol 10 (2010), pp. 35-54

The image shows a medieval wooden shovel, found in one of the mines.