I came across these pictures recently. I had heard of this sea going railway line from Victorian times. So I’ve uploaded five pictures from the era.
Just think, if this had taken off and been a success, the Channel Tunnel from England to France would never have been built, we would have been travelling across the English Channel by railway line – albeit on two hundred foot stilts from the railway line on the sea bed!
If anyone could have built it, the Victorians could have.
I believe there is still one of these types of railway lines in existence in England, around Hampshire I think, travelling to an island from the coast.
I believe a storm destroyed it in its first year of use, it was rebuilt and was used for about five years and then ceased.