List of horse-drawn railways

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Namaqualand Railway mule train, c. 1876.

This is a worldwide list of horse-drawn railways, an early form of rail transport that utilized horses and other similar animals to pull rail cars.

Examples[edit]

Before 1800[edit]

Horses were used to pull railways in funiculars and coal mines as early as early 16th century. Earliest such example is Reisszug, a railway dating to 1515. Almost all of the mines built in 16th and 17th century used horse drawn railways as their only mode of transport.

1800[edit]

1850[edit]

1880[edit]

Shunting[edit]

Horses were widely used for shunting.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  8. ^ Ireland lost lines, Ian Allen, 2006, p71
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  12. ^ "Meeting at Moonta". Kadina and Wallaroo Times. SA: National Library of Australia. 12 July 1890. p. 2. Retrieved 17 October 2013. 
  13. ^ "Horse-Drawn Railway Was Once Proposed For Port MacDonnell". The Border Watch. Mount Gambier, SA: National Library of Australia. 23 June 1953. p. 13. Retrieved 29 July 2012. 
  14. ^ "THE SOUTH AUSTRALIAN PARLIAMENT". The Advertiser. Adelaide: National Library of Australia. 25 July 1906. p. 3. Retrieved 5 October 2014. 
  15. ^ "China's Moral Debt to Great Britain". The West Australian. Perth: National Library of Australia. 10 December 1918. p. 5. Retrieved 14 July 2012. 
  16. ^ Steaming through Briton p28
  17. ^ "S.A. Benefits From Gauge Change". The Advertiser. Adelaide: National Library of Australia. 18 May 1954. p. 13. Retrieved 22 November 2011. 
  18. ^ "Railway Management". The Advertiser. Adelaide: National Library of Australia. 22 November 1918. p. 6. Retrieved 24 November 2011. 
  19. ^ "Railway Management". The Advertiser. Adelaide: National Library of Australia. 22 November 1918. p. 6. Retrieved 24 November 2011. 
  20. ^ The Recorder in 1953 ]
  21. ^ The Recorder in 1974 ]

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