Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 163,484 pages of information and 245,913 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Algeciras Railway

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Algeciras (Gibraltar) Railway

Built by British interests under the Gibraltar Railway Co for the benefit of British Officers stationed in Gibraltar wanting to travel into Spain and inland. To avoid Spanish sensitivities the line was built concluding in Algeciras which was then a small town on the opposite side of the Bay of Gibraltar, rather than at the Gibraltar border. Despite having no direct connection to the European rail network, George Bradshaw did devote a chapter to Gibraltar in his 1913 guide.

1888-92 It was built by British engineer, John Morrison, financially backed by Sir Alexander Henderson

This line forms a connecting link between Gibraltar and the main system of Spanish railways. The works entailed considerable and unforeseen difficulties, but these were successfully surmounted and the line was completed and opened for traffic in 1892.

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