Section of Haulage Rail.
This is a small section of a bridge rail for the colliery haulage transportation system.
Made of iron. Size 7″ long x 1 1/2″ high x 3″ inches wide.
The lengths of rail (typically around 10′ feet long) were butted together and were then attached to wooden sleepers by the use of dog nails.
The bridge rail was generally used near the face or where traffic was light.
There were three main types of rail used in the collieries – flange, bridge and flat Rail.