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The Royal Arsenal Railway was a private military railway. It ran inside the Royal Arsenal, Woolwich, southeast London. The earliest parts of this railway system proper were constructed to standard gauge from 1859 onwards as a to replace an ad hoc arrangement of individual plateways.
Laying of plateways had started in 1824 and was completed by 1854-5; they then came under the control of the Corps of Royal Engineers.