Yields information about some of the rail used in Northampton UK and demonstrates the type of rail used in tramways.

Physical description

Section of flanged tramway rail - saw cut from rail, polished and then nickel plated silver finished and stamped in italics - "Northampton Corporation Tramways B.S.Section No. 1C" in the head of the rail, "96lbs per yard" stamped in the base of the flange and along the foot of the rail "The North Eastern Steel Co. Ltd Middlesborough" and in the flangeway "1903".

Inscriptions & markings

Northampton Corporation Tramways
B.S Section No. 15
The North Western Steel Co. Ld. Middlesbrough