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Gradient profiles of Heritage Railways - List in Post 1

Discussion in 'Heritage Railways & Centres in the UK' started by Jamessquared, Jul 24, 2013.

  1. Big Al

    Big Al Nat Pres stalwart Staff Member Moderator

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    A copy of this update is now also in the combined list of gradient profiles within the first post of this thread.
     
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    This picture was taken in the Signal Box at Bo'ness recently. I think that the little hump of 1 in 80 in each direction at Birkhill was flattened out when track was reinstated between Birkhill and Manuel.
     

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  3. Jamessquared

    Jamessquared Nat Pres stalwart

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    Thanks - I’ve included it in the list on page 1 of this thread.

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    The gradient profile for the Isle of Wight Steam Railway is not currently on the railway's website.

    This is the "official" version.

    IWSR Gradient Profile.JPG
     
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  5. Jamessquared

    Jamessquared Nat Pres stalwart

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    Thanks! I’ve updated the list on page 1 of the thread.

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    The first survey results of the dip under the Shrewsbury road are in. CHR between Oswestry and Weston will have sections of around 1 in 80 either side of the bridge. The actual gradient will be measured once track is laid.
     
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    Took this in Quorn signal box the other day.[​IMG]


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    Thanks! I've updated the list on page 1.

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    Does anyone have a Ffestiniog Railway profile they could make available?

    TIA

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    It might just be something odd in my settings (I’m using Tapatalk on my phone) but I am seeing the same image multiple times in the first post.


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    Courtesy of the Kidderminster Station Fund shop, I have just acquired a copy of the Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway Illustrated Guide (1970 edition!) which has a gradient profile based on a diagram from the Railway Magazine of 1903. I have re-created it using Raven Square as the new datum point - it is a bit rough and ready but hopefully readable enough to be of use. A request for Tom @Jamessquared to add a link the first post.

    WLLR Gradient Profile.jpg
     
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    Done ... and thanks.

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    @lil Bear CVR entry for the branch is returning 404 error ?
     
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    I had never realised what gradients the W&L has. I need to visit!
     
  15. paulhitch

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    I think these gradients are in the nature of wishful thinking at the time of opening. In reality some are a good deal steeper, e.g. the "bunker first" climb to Castle Caereinion.
     
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    If you like "stack talk," you won't be disappointed.
     
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    We'd better not clutter up this general thread with a long discussion. I'll add another gradient picture in the WLLR thread with some extra info, and I suggest we take any further discussion there.
     
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    Someone changed the hosting for our website 18 months ago. I'll add it to the (ever-growing) list...
     
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    Have added below the profile of the Strathspey Railway including the proposed extension to Grantown. Post 1 in this thread has also been tweaked to show it in the list.
    Strathspey Railway.jpg
     
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    Given that these gradient profiles have been around for a long time, I do wonder what the actual gradient profiles for some lines are like.
    I do recall being told that Highley bank, owing to mining subsidence, has moved a fair bit and was actually quite a bit steeper than the quoted 1:100, and I do remember reading an article where the NYMR had discovered that Gothland bank was slightly steeper than it was meant to be.
     

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