Small sketch of Wollaton Hall Waggonway Research CircleSmall sketch of Wollaton Hall

(Site content last updated 22 May 2011)

Welcome to the Waggonway* Research Circle's original Website

This version of the site was created back in October 2003 when dial up via a modem was still "state of the art"

Eight years on site maintenance via dial up modem is too slow -

we have a new site - you will be re-routed to the WRC's replacement in 10 secs.

Alternatively click here now.

sketched chaldron waggon

This web site was created to cover the Industrial Archaeology surrounding the development of the early British waggonway (or wagonway)*. 

These wagonways, or wagonways, were originally made of wood, later evolving into iron L plate tramways or what we today regard as a railway with iron rails.

The Waggonway Research Circle website is sponsored and hosted by Island-Publishing